After an accident, there is a short period of time when medical workers can provide life-saving care to victims with severe internal bleeding. Providing this type of care is complex, and key interventions require the insertion of a needle and catheter into the central blood vessel, but this process is very complex, so treatment can only be provided after the victim has been transported to the hospital.
AI-GUIDE is a platform device made up of specially designed algorithms and integrated robotics that can be paired with most portable ultrasound devices. To operate the AI-GUIDE, the user first places it on the patient’s body, near the junction of the thigh with the abdomen. A simple target display guides the user to the desired location and then instructs the user to press a button, after which the needle is inserted into the patient’s body at the desired location.