Are We Ready for a Robotic Phlebotomist? Stanford University Study

Published: Jul 31, 2013

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According to the group of former Stanford engineers turned entrepreneurs who founded Veebot, up to 25% of all venipuncture procedures don’t draw blood on the first stick. In case you’re wondering, venipuncture is what a phlebotomist does – draws blood, normally from your arm with a needle and that chubby rubber band. The company has based their invention - the Veebot system – on the fact that there are two million needle stick injuries are reported every year.

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