Start-Up Company Creates Robot To Draw Blood

July 31, 2013 10:45 AM
Start-Up Company Creates Robot To Draw Blood

" BOSTON (CBS) – Would your trust a machine to draw your blood?

" A startup company in California has created what’s believed to be the first robot phlebotomist.

Veebot, the robot phlebotomist. (YouTube image courtesy: Veebot, spectrummag)

Veebot uses infrared light and image analysis to find the right vein in your arm, ultrasound to confirm the blood flow in that vein and robotics to insert a needle into it.

So why would you use the machine instead of a human, especially when Veebot needs a person to start the process?

Veebot LLC claims it’s all about reducing human error and, therefore, saving money "

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