3. This robot draws patient blood
VascuLogic‘s VenousPro robot can consistently draw blood or deliver intravenous fluids while being guided by a medical practitioner.
The robot uses infrared and ultrasound imaging to figure out where the best place to insert a needle would be. A practitioner uses an intuitive touchscreen interface to interact with the VenousPro robot. Using a smart guidance system, needles are inserted into the veins at target sites.
The robot is safer for both the patient and the doctor and features an ergonomic arm rest that is also a restraint and tourniquet. Doctors no longer have to be exposed to used needles with VenousPro’s automated needle handling. VenousPro also offers stability with quick and steady needle placement and no needle overshooting or needle motion tremor that usually happens during tube changing. VascuLogic also claims that the VenousPro is less painful because it features an ultrasound-activated topical anesthetic patch. For anxious patients who can’t stand the sight of a needle, VenousPro has an open device design, but the needle is hidden and out-of-sight.