Gunnar Lovhoiden ’89
Bartlett, TN
Director of Advanced Research,
Luminetx Corporation
Innovation: VeinViewer

Nobody likes needles, especially children. Thankfully, injections and blood-draws
are becoming easier and less painful due in part to the VeinViewer. Hailed the “Invention of the Year” by Time magazine, the VeinViewer captures an image of a patient’s vein pattern and projects an enhanced image back on to the skin, allowing medical personnel to easily see and locate veins. Gunnar Lovhoiden developed an early prototype of this technology while in graduate school at the University of Tennessee in Memphis and now works at Luminetx, the developer and marketer of the VeinViewer.

 

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