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New glasses let doctors see patients` veins through skin

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.

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