I just found another piece of news about technology I thought I’d share with you: The VeinViewer is a new invention being showcased at Wired’s NextFest, and it is essentially a tool that uses near-infrared light to project real-time images of veins onto a person’s skin. It sure saves patients a lot of extra needle pricks.
From Money CNN:
According to the makers of the VeinViewer, it takes about 2.4 attempts and 23 minutes for medical personnel to find a patient’s vein today. The VeinViewer, which uses near-infrared light to makes veins visible at the surface, is designed to increase the chances of a “successful stick.” The VeinViewer costs about $25,000. In comparison, a hospital bed alone runs about $12,000.