29 Jul '13, 4pm

DraculaBot! >> Veebot, a robot designed to draw blood faster and more safely than a human can via…

Video Footage: Veebot Please hold still: Veebot’s robot system can find a vein and place a needle at least as well as a human can. Clinical trials are expected to begin this year. You probably know the routine for drawing blood. A medical technician briefly wraps your arm in a tourniquet and looks your veins over, sometimes tapping gently with a gloved finger on your inner elbow. Then the med tech selects a target. Usually, but not always, she gets a decent vein on the first try; sometimes it takes a second (or third) stick. This procedure is fine for the typical blood test at a doctor’s office, but for contract researchers it represents a significant logistics problem. In drug trials it’s not unusual to have to draw blood from dozens of people every hour or so throughout a day. These tests can add up to more than a hundred thousand blood draws a year for just one contract...

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