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X-Ray Glasses That Can See Through Your Skin

Evena Medical created in partnership with Epson an Eyes-On Glasses System which enables medical professionals to essentially peer underneath a patient’s skin in order to more easily locate veins for IV treatments. The product is “one of the first healthcare applications of smart glasses commercially available on a global scale.”

While it may sound a bit like the X-ray specs sold in the back of comic books, Evena’s Eyes-On system is a version of a proven vascular imaging technology. Eyes-On ports the tech into a head-mounted display, to better help nurses and other medical workers do vein detection. Rather than having to cart a system around, the new device is hands-free and “projects overlays of digital content onto the real-world in the center of the wearer’s field of view … enabling a seamless blend of the physical and digital worlds,” the company said in a statement.

What’s more, the device allows for digital storage, enabling nurses to document and share a patient’s vein patency throughout his or her hospital stay.

Source: fastcompany.comAdded: 21 November 2013