Medical goggles that give doctors x-ray vision and rings that interpret sign language. Innovative stories from the world of wellness.

Each week PSFK.com with its partner Boehringer Ingelheim brings you a snapshot of five innovative ideas that are reshaping the health care industry. This week’s innovations include medical goggles that give doctors x-ray vision and rings that interpret sign language.

Medical Glasses Let Nurses See Patients' Veins Through Their Skin Evena Medical has recently unveiled a pair of glasses that can ‘see through’ skin, and make it easier for doctors and nurses to find the veins in patient's arms. The Eyes-On Glasses use the company’s patented near-infrared (NIR) visualization technology, and aims to make procedures like injections and intravenous catheters much easier. It’s a development that means doctors and nurses can get their job done more efficiently, while patients don’t have to endure as much pain. 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.

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