Robotic Devices for Assisted and Autonomous Intravenous Access

Maria Koskinopoulou, Zhuoqi Cheng, Alperen Acemoglu, Darwin G. Caldwell, Leonardo S. Mattos

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Intravenous Access (IVA) is the most common invasive medical procedure. Globally, it is estimated that over one billion IVA devices (needles/catheters) are used annually. However, the overall failure rate in this procedure is unacceptably high, reaching values between 35 and 50%. This has driven a great deal of research and technological development over recent decades, including the integration of different levels of autonomy in IVA medical devices to greatly improve this process. This paper will review these recent technical developments, including methods and systems for vein imaging and localization, needle insertion, venipuncture detection, catheter placement, and complete robotic IVA platforms. Furthermore, this paper explores emerging technical aspects, current limitations, and new research directions that may enable wider clinical translation and better acceptance of robotic IVA technologies.

TidsskriftIEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)170-179
Antal sider10
StatusUdgivet - 2023


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