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Portable Vein Detection

Accuvein Launches Handheld Vein Illuminating Device

— May 19, 2009 — Lifestyle
At some time or another, all of us are going to have our veins poked so that a clinician can put something into, or take something out of, our circulatory systems.

For some people, this can be an agonizing process as poor vascular quality leads to clinicians poking and prodding the patient’s extremities to try and find an adequate vein.

This torture will soon be a thing of the past as Accuvein, LLC has launched the first handheld vein illumination device for healthcare workers.

In contrast to current large, table mounted, vein illumination technologies, the size and portableness of the Accuvein means that this device is just as much at home in an ambulance as it is in hospitals.

Having worked in the healthcare realm, this device is long overdue and will be welcomed by healthcare workers.
Trend Themes
1. Handheld Vein Illumination - The launch of the first handheld vein illumination device presents an opportunity for disruptive innovation in healthcare.
2. Portable Medical Devices - The portability of the Accuvein device opens doors for disruptive innovation in the medical device industry.
3. Improving Patient Experience - The development of vein detection technology offers an opportunity for disruptive innovation in enhancing the patient experience during medical procedures.
Industry Implications
1. Healthcare - The handheld vein illumination device by Accuvein introduces disruptive innovation to the healthcare industry.
2. Medical Device - The launch of portable vein detection presents a disruptive innovation opportunity in the medical device industry.
3. Biomedical Engineering - The development of handheld vein illumination devices creates a disruptive innovation opportunity in the field of biomedical engineering.
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