Epson’s Moverio smart glasses technology has been used to develop glasses that enable nurses to see through a patient’s skin to the veins beneath. The Eyes-On system marketed by Evena Medical – can be worn over optical glasses and will improve patient comfort and nursing efficiency because hard to find veins can easily be found – even in challenging clinical environments such as pediatric or neonatal units.
According to Frank Ball, Evena Medical’s President and CEO, “studies have shown that up to 40 per cent of IV starts require multiple attempts to locate and access a vein”.
The Eyes-On Glasses technology projects overlays of digital content onto the real-world in the centre of the wearer’s field of view. With multi-spectral 3D imaging and wireless connectivity, Evena claims it is “the first vein detection device to deliver clear, anatomically accurate, real-time imaging in a wearable, easy-to-use, hands-free and cart-free system”.
The glasses are able to store data and share images remotely to enhance patient care over time. Additionally, the system can interface with electronic medical records systems for seamless documentation.
“It’s extremely gratifying that one of the first healthcare solution concepts featuring Epson’s Moverio smart glasses technology is one that improves both patient comfort and nursing efficiency,” said Anna Jen, Director of New Ventures/New Products, at Epson America.