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Wearable Ultrasound System Enables Vascular Imaging

A new point-of-care (POC) ultrasound device provides clear, anatomically accurate, and real-time vascular imaging in a wearable glasses format.

The Eyes-On Glasses 3.0 platform is intended for viewing deep tissue vascular images such as the femoral vein and artery, and provide augmented vision/augmented reality (AV/AR) capabilities to enable digital overlays via wireless connectivity. To do so, the system utilizes a custom camera, developed by Xacti (Osaka, Japan), to attain high-quality images and provide an AV/AR environment that is devoid of the typical image latency problems that are encountered on most smart glasses during real-world imaging procedures.

The Glasses unit is battery powered and offers a dual, multispectral imaging platform to enable visualization of even the most difficult peripheral veins. The see-through, eyes-on technology allows the user to have full situational awareness while maintaining eye contact with the patient. The system is effective for all clinical encounters, including difficult to image dark-skinned or obese patients. DeepVu ultrasound is available via a USB-connected transducer for imaging deeper veins. The Eyes-On Glasses 3.0 platform is a product of Evena Medical (Roseville, VA, USA).

“The Eyes-On 3.0 system offers medical professionals the first complete vascular imaging platform available today, offering large, clinically useful images for adult primary care, pediatrics, emergency medical care and other medical specialties,” said Frank Ball, President and CEO of Evena Medical. “With DeepVu ultrasound, clinicians can now visualize veins deep beneath the skin with superior, real-time imaging in front of their eyes with simple, hands-free operation.”

“Venipuncture is the most common invasive medical procedure, yet 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,” added Mr. Ball. “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.”