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Filipino Students Develop Affordable Electronic Device to Exactly Locate People’s Veins

A team of Filipino students from the developed an affordable electronic device that can accurately locate the patient’s veins.

The college students of the Don Honorio Ventura State University invented an electronic vein mapping device that can help medical practitioners to locate people’s veins. The device secures a runner up place in the DOST-RICE competition.

The invention aims to reduce the number of unsuccessful vein puncture procedures causing unnecessary pains to patients. The device has been already tested on hundreds of participants in DOST RICE.

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The electronic vein mapping equipment uses infrared light to locate the vein, a CMOS camera that can scan the image. IR light is the best method to illuminate the patients’ veins, which looked darker in the photos. It can be used by connecting it to a laptop through a USB port.

The vein mapping device costs about P5,000 only compared to medical equipment that is amounting P200,000.

“Commercial medical devices cost P200,000 when converted. So ‘yung amin po, low cost siya. Pwede siya maifund ng government for local hospitals. Sobrang baba ng presyo niya compared sa mga international, commercial na vein mapping,” Dalay said

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