Vein Viewer

U.S.-based Luminetx has developed the VeinViewer to afford medical professionals a quick and convenient look at a patient’s vasculature. A near-infrared LED (light emitting diode) source differentiates red blood cells of subcutaneous veins from surrounding tissues and arteries. Using a detector and a computer, the VeinViewer then digitizes received near-infrared light, produces an image, and projects real-time images of their locations back onto the surface of the skin of the patient. The low intensity near-infrared LED light source is safe to use, causes no harm to tissues, and is accurate regardless of a patient’s age, size, or ethnicity. (from thefutureofthings.com [link])

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