New glasses let doctors see patients` veins through skin
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Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 19:48
  
Washington: A pair of new smart glasses that allow doctors to see patients' veins right through their skin will make it easier for them to give an injection.

Getting a needle into a vein is not always a straightforward procedure and can sometimes take multiple attempts, much to the discomfort of the patient.

The new Eyes-On Glasses let doctors see patients' veins through their skin.

The glasses can be worn over existing eyewear, and incorporate "multi-spectral 3D imaging" (multiple spectra of projected light) to make veins show up when viewed via the glasses' dual cameras.

Users see the patient's skin as it really is through the glasses' clear lens, but with an image of the veins as processed by the cameras overlaid on top, 'Gizmag' reported.

Those cameras also allow images to be transmitted by Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or 3G wireless to remotely-located medical staff, two built-in speakers assist in such situations.

Eyes-On Glasses, developed by a US-based company Evena Medical, are expected to be commercially available by next year.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 19:48


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