Engineers at Stanford worked to remove another piece of human fallibility from the medical field by creating an automated blood robot called the 'Veebot.' The Veebot is a system for completing the entire process of collecting blood from beginning to end.
The robot starts by using ultrasound and infrared optics to locate the perfect vein to draw from. After finding the correct position, the catheter is inserted accurately. Finally, the vial of blood is capped and labelled automatically for the doctor to pick up.
Each robot was created to be much more accurate than most doctors are. Since over a fifth of all venepunctures performed by humans miss on the first try, the Veebot is performing a valuable service by automating it.
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