Vene Finder IV-eye
- Simplicity: The IV-eye is easy to operate, requires no calibration and can be used with minimal training.
- Portability: The IV-eye is a portable, lightweight, handheld device that is about the size of a smartphone.
- Performance: The IV-eye uses trans-illumination and advanced digital processing to display a real-time image of the tissue and veins underneath the surface to depths of up to 10mm.* can vary from patient to patient
How it operates: The IV-eye is placed flat on a patient’s peripheral limb (lower arm or back of hand) and uses near-infrared light to illuminate the skin and the subcutaneous tissue. The near-infrared light is transmitted by means of light emitting diodes (LEDs) in the flexible wings. The near-infrared light penetrates the patient’s skin, is absorbed by the haemoglobin in the blood, and passes through the fat and other tissue surrounding a vein. The camera on the underside of the IV-eye captures an image of the blocked light and a digital processor creates an image of the underlying vascular structure. This is then shown an on an LCD display situated on the top of the device. The display has a red line down its centre, this is “lined up” with a suitable vein and a red laser light is then projected onto the patient’s skin to indicate a suitable insertion point.