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Economically Affordable and Clinically Reliable Vein Finder


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1 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Thandalam, Chennai, 602105, India
 

This work presents a portable, affordable and reliable vein locating device to overcome the complications in vein localization irrespective of age and tissue thickness during medical procedures like Phlebotomy and intravenous infusion. A prototype has been developed using infrared (IR) detector and multispectral near infrared (NIR) (740,765,770,780 nm) source. The differential absorption of the NIR by veins due to the presence of deoxyhemoglobin, helps in enhancing the localization of the vein. The detector is integrated with the single board computer (SBC) and connected with LCD through serial programming interface (SPI) for real time display of veins. The initial observations have found to be successful. It is expected that this affordable device will help in reducing time and improving accessibility to locate antecubital and cephalic vein without multiple incision and minimal pain.

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IR Detector, IR Filter, Near Infrared Rays, Single Board Computer, Vein Access.
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Authors

M. Sridevi Dhakshayani
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Thandalam, Chennai, 602105, India
Sikkandar Mohamed Yacin
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Thandalam, Chennai, 602105, India

Abstract


This work presents a portable, affordable and reliable vein locating device to overcome the complications in vein localization irrespective of age and tissue thickness during medical procedures like Phlebotomy and intravenous infusion. A prototype has been developed using infrared (IR) detector and multispectral near infrared (NIR) (740,765,770,780 nm) source. The differential absorption of the NIR by veins due to the presence of deoxyhemoglobin, helps in enhancing the localization of the vein. The detector is integrated with the single board computer (SBC) and connected with LCD through serial programming interface (SPI) for real time display of veins. The initial observations have found to be successful. It is expected that this affordable device will help in reducing time and improving accessibility to locate antecubital and cephalic vein without multiple incision and minimal pain.

Keywords


IR Detector, IR Filter, Near Infrared Rays, Single Board Computer, Vein Access.

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