Few medical instruments evoke the stomach-churning dread that needles do, especially when finding the vein takes multiple stabs. But thanks to a new wearable trans-dermal imaging system from Evena Medical, even neophyte nurses will be able to tap your veins without turning your arms into pin cushions.
The Eyes-On Glasses System combines Evena's own proprietary multi-spectral 3D imaging technology with Epson's Moverio smart glasses — a set of commercially available binocular HD spectacles — to provide medical practitioners an anatomically-accurate, real-time view "through" the patient's flesh to the underlying vascular structure.
"Studies have shown that up to 40 per cent of IV starts require multiple attempts to locate and access a vein, which not only wastes valuable nursing time but also delays therapy and causes patient discomfort and dissatisfaction," said Frank Ball, Evena Medical President and CEO, in a press statement. "With Evena's Eyes-On Glasses, nurses can quickly and easily locate and access the best veins for each patient — even in challenging clinical environments such as paediatric or neonatal units."
What's more, the Eyes-On system automatically logs the biometric data it collects from each procedure and stores it with the rest of the patient's medical records. And by leveraging the Moverio's Wi-Fi connectivity, everything that the nurse sees can easily be shared with doctors anywhere in the world.