Evena Medical has just unveiled a new product that allows nurses to view patients' veins right through their actual skin, and in real time to boot! This "see-through technology" provides full situational awareness to the user and thus makes intravenous access (whether for vial collection of blood samples or to establish an intravenous drip) a more efficient procedure thanks to the reduction of error rates in finding the appropriate vein.
Evena's breakthrough patented wearable imaging technology is called the Eyes-On Glasses system and is being marketed to physician offices, clinics, and hospitals. The unit is battery-operated, portable, and very user-friendly. Its multi-spectral imaging capabilities allow for sharp, detailed imagery without any invasive penetration-----and there are little to no side effects for the patient or even for the user of the glasses.
Moreover, the Evena Eyes-On Glasses has EMR/PACS interface (EMR = Electronic Medical Record, and PACS = Picture Archiving and Communicating System) so that precise documentation and accurate verification of the vein is possible. Then, too, the device is billed as hands-free and cart-free so that maneuverability of medical staff is at optimum while completing vasculature image scanning. What's more, Evena's new product can be worn over existing eyewear.
In essence, those utilizing this multi-spectral 3D imaging device will not only see the patient's skin but also "an image of the veins as processed by the cameras overlaid on top." The images are transmitted wirelessly and can be relayed remotely to other medical staff. Additionally, the images can be stored within the glasses for future reference. A microprocessor hard-wired to the glasses and worn on a belt is the foundation of the device's image-processing technology. Thus, with the Evena's Eyes-On Glasses, a nurse can have "clear view of the patient...[thereby] enabling quick and easy location and access to the best vein." Gone will be the multiple trial-and-error attempts that led to patient discomfort and unnecessary forearm bruising.
Evena's Eyes-On Glasses are anticipated to be commercially available to the medical field and clinicians in 2014.