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Published : 2014-01-13 18:09
Updated : 2014-01-13 18:09

Evena has unveiled the Eyes-On glasses, which allow the wearer to peer through the skin and see the vascular structure beneath in great detail, at CES 2014, a global consumer electronics and consumer technology trade show in Las Vegas, according to the U.S. IT magazine The Verge.

According to a survey, about 1 billion times a year, nurses and doctors in the U.S. puncture patients’ skin with a needle, trying to hit a vein. More than half of these instances involve children, and 40 percent of adults have to be stuck multiple times before a vein is found.

In an effort to make this process less painful and time-consuming, Evena has created the Eyes-On glasses.

The Eyes-On unit pulses with four different kinds of light that are combined into a single composite image, making veins stand out against the skin. The glasses are designed to work wirelessly. The image of the veins appeared clearly on a connected tablet.

The Eyes-On glasses will go into mass production this April and are expected to have a retail price of around $10,000.

By Lee Shin-young, Intern reporter