AccuVein® Vein Vein Visualization: The Future of Healthcare is Here
Augmented reality (AR) is revolutionizing the delivery of healthcare from routine checkups to point-of-care diagnostics to surgical procedures. AccuVein is at the forefront of this revolution.
What is Augmented Reality?
AR is a form of technology that superimposes data or images directly onto real objects or environments. It connects the physical world to the digital world, making it easier for people to learn information, make decisions and execute tasks quickly and efficiently.
Augmented Reality Takes the Guesswork Out of Finding a Vein
AccuVein uses projection-based AR. Using a combination of a laser-based scanner, processing system and digital laser projection housed in a portable, handheld device, users can view a virtual real-time image of the underlying vasculature on the surface of the skin.
AccuVein has been featured in Michael E. Porter’s Harvard Business Review article, “A Manager’s Guide to Augmented Reality”, (see it in Latest News), as an example of augmented reality in healthcare. It has also been cited in numerous other articles including Forbes and Healthmanagement.org.
How Augmented Reality Augments Patient Care
The AccuVein vein finder uses AR to improve the delivery of care:
- Improves the quality of the treatment patients receive
- Increases efficiency and reduces costs of medical procedures
- Enables healthcare providers to deliver safer care
- Enhances patient experience and satisfaction
- Improves delivery of care in time-sensitive and critical situations
To learn more about how the AccuVein technology works, visit the Vein Visualization Technology page.
AccuVein solves a real world problem using augmented reality. AR makes it significantly easier for clinicians to find a patent vein on the first try of an IV start or blood draw. In fact, using the AccuVein vein finder has been found to improve the likelihood of first stick success by 3.5 times and to reduce the need to call for assistance by 45%.