AccuVein, a company out of Cold Spring Harbor, New York, is releasing to market a competitor to the popular VeinViewer from Luminetx. Both systems use infrared imaging to see hemoglobin below the skin. Designed to be portable and battery operated, the AccuVein AV300 can spot difficult to find IV sites for needle placement.
About the product from the manufacturer:
Hemoglobin in the blood absorbs infrared light. When the AccuVein AV300 is held about seven inches above the skin, veins appear noticeably different than the surrounding tissue. The vasculature shows up clearly on the skin’s surface, aiding in vein location to collect a blood sample or administer IV medications.
* Easy to learn and use – No pre-use calibration or adjustments are necessary- it can be used immediately.
* Small size –The AV300 fits in your hand and weighs only 10 ounces.
* Hands-free option –Either hand-hold the AV300 or set it in a hands-free accessory.
* No patient contact –Because the AV300 has been designed to be non-contact, it may not have to be sterilized after every use.
* Works in light or dark –Use the AV300 in light or darkly lit environments.
* Rechargeable battery –The AV300 doesn’t need to be plugged into an electrical outlet.
* Real world ruggedness – Designed to take the wear and tear of hospital and field applications.
* Movement tolerant –Because the AV300 shows the veins in real time, when operated properly, the device can accommodate patient movement.
Video below the fold demonstrating the AV300:
Press release: AccuVein Launches First Portable, Non-Contact Vein Illumination Device
Product page: AV300 Vein Viewing System
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