Robotic IV Insertion Device Seeks to Reduce Pain in Hospitalized Children

Students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Biodesign program have developed a single-handed handheld device that ensures rapid, safe, and accurate IV insertion in hospitals, clinics, and field or military operations. Called SAGIV, the device uses infrared sights and electrical sensing to identify veins, insert the needle into the correct location, and withdraw it in a single, rapid robotic movement.