New device locates and maps veins

08/29/2006 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Intending first to create something to help those with visual impairments, Herbert Zeman the chief scientific officer at Luminetx Corp., has created VeinViewer, a device that locates veins and then projects an image onto the skin's surface. Accurate to 0.06 millimeters, the device uses blood-absorbing near-infrared light to project a green map of blood vessels that couldn't normally be seen. The device may also have applications for treatment of varicose veins.

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