X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop! Follow Us: Subscribe | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
AWESOMER MEDIA SITES: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Would You Let This Robot Draw Your Blood?

by Hazel Chua
Advertisement

Robots are everywhere. From making noodles in the background to serving diners and waiting tables, they’re no strangers to the restaurant scene. And now they might be making their way into hospitals.

Veebot Robot Draws Blood

This isn’t the first time a robot was built for the healthcare industry, but Veebot has built one that will draw blood from your arm. They’ve combined robotics with image-analysis software so that nurses and medical technologists can be on call elsewhere.

First of all, the machine inflates the cuff and tightens it around your arm. It shines an infrared on your arm to locate a vein and uses an ultrasound to check if blood’s ripe for the taking.

Before it goes to clinical trials, Veebot wants the robot to be right 90% of the time when it decides to plunge the needle into the vein. As of now, that value is at 83%.

[via iEEE Spectrum via DVice]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Advertisement

More from Awesomer Media...

Bandai Unveils New Pacific Rim and Pacific Rim: Uprising Action Figures

Bandai Unveils New Pacific Rim and Pacific Rim: Uprising Action Figures

RoboCop Heads Back to Theaters for 30th Anniversary

RoboCop Heads Back to Theaters for 30th Anniversary

Sound and Vision

Sound and Vision

Low Budget Wall of Death

Low Budget Wall of Death

Production Tesla Model 3 Caught on Video in the Wild

Production Tesla Model 3 Caught on Video in the Wild

Mercedes-AMG GT4 Racer Has a Knight Rider Steering Wheel

Mercedes-AMG GT4 Racer Has a Knight Rider Steering Wheel