Tuesday, March 27, 2007

You're So Vein: Futuristic Infrared Technology Will Map You Negative

Posted By on Tue, Mar 27, 2007 at 4:00 AM

So we don’t have flying cars yet, and laser pistols are still too unstable to use in street combat, but finally, after all that talk about X-ray goggles back in the fifties, an invention worthy of the long promised Space Age has arrived. You can find it at the Memphis based Methodist Le Bonheur hospitals. It even glows in the dark.

The VeinViewer™ is a device that uses an infrared camera to highlight blood. It then projects the image onto the skin in beautiful fluorescent green. The result? Your insides get mapped on your outsides. It’s painless, informative, and frankly, pretty freaking awesome.

Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center was an early test site for the VeinViewer. They began widespread use of the device in February, to excellent results from kids, parents, and doctors alike. Finally, the future has arrived. Now we can stop complaining about the lack of affordable personal jet packs. -Cherie Heiberg



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