Saturday, August 10, 2013
Ever get tired of when a nurse misses your vein while drawing blood? According to this article by PopSci, a new robot named Veebot was created to draw blood more accurately than humans, however, as of now the results don't show much improvement. The robot seems to miss just as much as humans do when trying to locate a vein to draw blood. But scientists are optimistic that soon the robot will advance and be able to locate veins more accuractely than humans. The Veebot uses a combination of infrared light, ultrasound and machine learning to find the right vein. I think this is very interesting that robotics are being designed for something in the medical field such as this.