AR medical tool helps locate veins for starting IVs

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AR (Augmented Reality) is being used in a wide variety of industries, from live sports events to beer labels. Medical professionals have now also started to benefit from the technology. Starting an IV can be tricky. Veins are hard to locate, and making multiple injection attempts can cause patients physical and emotional pain. AccuVein is a vein visualization device. It makes veins visual to healthcare professionals to increase first-attempt accuracy. The device first emits an invisible infrared laser onto the patient’s skin. This beam is absorbed by the blood flowing through the veins, producing dark areas that show where the…

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