Evena Medical Launches Smart Glasses Solution to Detect Patient Veins for Precise IV Placement

Evena’s Wearable Eyes-On™ Glasses Vascular Imaging System Utilizes Epson Moverio Smart Glasses Technology Platform

LOS ALTOS, Calif.--()--Evena Medical, a leader in the development of high-quality, high-definition imaging for fast, accurate and precise venous access, today announced the launch of its Eyes-On™ Glasses System, a one-of-a-kind point-of-care wearable unit which enables nurses at the bedside to see “through” a patient’s skin to the vasculature beneath. With Evena’s Eyes-On Glasses, even hard-to-locate veins are easier to see and access.

Featuring a patented design that incorporates multi-spectral 3D imaging and wireless connectivity, Evena’s point-of-care Eyes-On system is the first vein detection device to deliver clear, anatomically accurate, real-time imaging in a wearable, easy-to-use, hands-free and cart-free system.

The Eyes-On system utilizes the Epson Moverio “smart glasses” technology platform and its unique “look-through” capabilities to offer one of the first healthcare applications of smart glasses commercially available on a global scale.

“Studies have shown that up to 40% of IV starts require multiple attempts to locate and access a vein, which not only wastes valuable nursing time but also delays therapy and causes patient discomfort and dissatisfaction,” said Frank Ball, Evena Medical President and CEO. “With Evena’s Eyes-On Glasses, nurses can quickly and easily locate and access the best veins for each patient – even in challenging clinical environments such as pediatric or neonatal units.”

Evena’s Eyes-On Glasses include digital storage to enable easy verification and documentation of vein patency throughout a patient’s stay in the hospital, and telemedicine capability to share images remotely. The system also interfaces with hospital electronic medical records systems for seamless documentation.

“It’s extremely gratifying that one of the first healthcare solution concepts featuring Epson’s Moverio smart glasses technology is one that improves both patient comfort and nursing efficiency,” said Anna Jen, Director, New Ventures/New Products, Epson America, Inc. “We are proud of what the Evena team has accomplished and look forward to working with them well into the future.”

Epson Moverio smart glasses technology offers a unique binocular design that projects overlays of digital content onto the real-world in the center of the wearer’s field of view. Enabling a seamless blend of the physical and digital worlds, the Moverio smart glasses make exciting new applications possible for commercial enterprises and consumers alike.

Attendees at this week’s Medica conference in Dusseldorf, Germany can experience Evena’s Eyes-On Glasses at Hall 15, Booth C03 in the Wearables Pavilion of the Congress Center. The product will also be demonstrated at RSNA 2013 Dec. 1-6, 2013 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

About Evena Medical

Evena Medical is a privately-held company based in California’s Silicon Valley which develops innovative imaging technologies for fast, accurate and precise intravenous access. Evena’s initial product, the Evena Owl™, was launched in early 2013 and is available worldwide. Evena’s Eyes-On Glasses system is a breakthrough wearable design that brings an entirely new vision to vascular access. Evena is currently seeking distribution partners in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. For more information, visit www.EvenaMed.com, or email info@evenamed.com.

About Epson

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 81,000 employees in 97 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.Epson.com.

Contacts

Epson Media Contacts:
Global Results Communications (GRC)
Mike Kilroy or Valerie Christopherson
+1-949-689-9550
epson@globalresultspr.com
or
Evena Media Contact:
Evena Medical
Lauri Campbell
+1-510-821-5045

Release Summary

Evena Medical and Epson announce a healthcare application of smart glasses. With the Eyes-On™ Glasses System, nurses can see “through” a patient’s skin to access veins for IV placement.

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Contacts

Epson Media Contacts:
Global Results Communications (GRC)
Mike Kilroy or Valerie Christopherson
+1-949-689-9550
epson@globalresultspr.com
or
Evena Media Contact:
Evena Medical
Lauri Campbell
+1-510-821-5045