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Medical Goggles Give Nurses X-Ray Vision

Medical Goggles Give Nurses X-Ray Vision

Eyes-On Glasses make finding a vein that much easier for doctors and nurses.

Ross Brooks
  • 21 november 2013

Evena Medical recently unveiled a pair of glasses that can “see through” your skin and make it easier for doctors and nurses to find a vein in your arm. The Eyes-On Glasses use the company’s patented near-infrared (NIR) visualization technology, and aims to make procedures like injections and intravenous catheters that much easier. It’s a development that means doctors and nurses can get their job done more efficiently, while you don’t have to endure as much pain.

Evena’s device also uses Epson’s Moverio “smart glasses” technology, which allows the wearer to view overlays of virtual content over objects in the real world.

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“It’s extremely gratifying that one of the first healthcare solution concepts featuring Epson’s Moverio smart glasses technology is one that improves both patient comfort and nursing efficiency,” said Anna Jen, the director of new ventures and new products for Epson America, in a statement to Mashable.

Eyes-On Glasses can also transmit the images viewed to remote locations via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G. Combined with the glasses two-way audio conferencing capability and built-in storage for photos and videos, the technology could also open up training possibilities and faster communication. Say for example a doctor was on the other side of the hospital but a nurse needed confirmation before going ahead with a simple procedure; all it would take is a quick conversation that could be recorded as proof should it be needed.

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Evena Medical

Source: Mashable

Images: Evena Medical

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