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Hospitalized patients require intravenous (IV) access for various medications. For patients with challenging veins, ultrasound machines are increasingly being utilized to place IVs while looking at veins on screen. The location of the ultrasound screen away from the site of the procedure makes it necessary to look away from the patient's arm, leading to operator disconnect. This leads to many failed attempts.

Proposed Healthcare Solution

Screen for handheld ultrasound probe to improve technical accuracy at the point-of-procedure

Development Stage

Prototype Development

Funding Cycle



Shariq Raza, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery


For more information on this technology, please contact Penn Center for Innovation at pciinfo@pci.upenn.edu