Robot Aids Doctors In Drawing Blood
Automated phlebotomist uses infrared,ultrasound, and computer vision to target veins.
We have seen in sci-fi movies how robots end up controlling the world. Well biomedical engineering is catching up with fiction and surgeons are inviting robots to be the newest members of there team and giving them full control to operate the patients.
The latest is a robot with an automated venipuncture system. In other words, a system that sucks your blood. Leaving the creepy side apart, this prototype of robot phlebotomist is good as a human in finding a vain and drawing your blood. Veebot is the mind behind the robot. The core technology consists of tools designed to manipulate ordinary butterfly catheter devices and Vacutainer needles to start IVs and draw blood.