SAGIV uses infrared light and electrical sensing to detect the presence of veins beneath the patient’s skin
Some of the research team, with the SAGIV prototype
Although the administering of fluids to patients via an intravenous (IV) line may be commonplace, what many people may not realize is that getting the needle into a vein can be quite a tricky process – often several failed attempts are required before success is achieved. That’s why a group of students and staff from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have created a robotic gadget to do the job.
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