January 7th, 2016
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X-Ray glasses which can see through skin unveiled
Today at CES Evena has been showing off their new glasses which enable doctors to see through a patients skin. Because every year billions of people go to the hospital for a multitude of reasons and during their visit they may have to have an injection which obviously involves puncturing the skin with a needle to find a vein. The method doctors and nurses use at the moment isn’t the most reliable and at times with some patients it can be difficult to find a vein in the right place. And in an effort to make this less painful for the patient and less time consuming for the doctor, Evena has created the Eyes-On glasses which allows the wearer to see through the skin in great detail.
The Evena Eyes-On uses a spectral approach where it pulses four different kinds of light that are then combined into a single composite image revealing the veins under the skin. The glasses are designed to work wirelessly to enable the doctor or nurse to work freely with them and not be restricted while they’re working. The image is then shown very clearly on a connected tablet which is also able to show the patients vital signs, these are also projected into the users field of vision much like Google Glass. This lets the image be overlaid onto the patients body instead of having to switch between looking at the patient and the tablet.
Once the injection is complete the glasses are also able to check for any leakage from an IV, this is important for certain drugs, especially during chemotherapy which can damage the surrounding tissues if the drug escapes the vein. The Eyes-On Glasses are scheduled to go into mass production this April and are expected to retail for around $10,000
Source : The Verge