Epsom and Evena Medical have together created smart glasses that allow nurses to see the vasculature beneath the patients skin at their bedside. The Eyes-On Glasses System makes hard to locate veins easy to find for intravenous placement.
The glasses capture multi-spectral lighting through two stereoscopic cameras to see veins beneath the skin by highlighting deoxygenated hemoglobin in the patient’s veins.
The cameras can transmit the images wirelessly using either Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or cellular connectivity. The cameras can store photo and video documentation of a procedure and connect to a hospital electronic medical record (EMR) system for automated documentation. The glasses also have dual built-in speakers for video conferencing and run off of a belt-mounted power supply and computer.
“Studies have shown that up to 40% of IV starts require multiple attempts to locate and access a vein, which not only wastes valuable nursing time but also delays therapy and causes patient discomfort and dissatisfaction. With Evena’s Eyes-On Glasses, nurses can quickly and easily locate and access the best veins for each patient – even in challenging clinical environments such as pediatric or neonatal units.” says Evena Medical CEO, Frank Ball.