BattleView Infrared Vascular Trans-illuminator
Night Vision IV Insertion Aid
BattleView © is a patented, combat-tested, near-infrared vascular trans-illuminator designed to aid IV insertion at night without compromising an operator’s position. Utilizing standard-issue night vision goggles, medics can apply BattleView © to venous area to easily locate an IV target without the use of white light. The device incorporates four encapsulated IR LED’s that bond with the iron in the venous blood travelling back to the heart, effectively fluorescing the veins. This makes target veins extremely easy to spot, allowing IV’s to be inserted as if under normal lighting conditions.
BattleView © has a fantastic power to size ratio, capable of shining right through several inches of tissue. It can be used on the upper appendages to locate commonly targeted veins (Cephalic and Dorsal Venous) in the hand and wrist. It can even reveal the veins in the medial part of the lower arm (Median Anti-Brachial and Cephalic). In areas of higher muscular density, BattleView © can be rotated to the same side as the infiltration site to trans-illuminate the superficial target veins. The same can be done on the lower appendages when targeting common structures like the Saphenous Vein.
BattleView © is one of the most innovative products developed for the tactical medicine community. Its lightweight foam and neoprene construction make it easily packable in a medic’s kit and it deploys in seconds. Simply run the patient’s appendage through the shock cord retaining band with the foam pad against the skin and click the on/off button. BattleView © is powered by a single 3-volt CR123A lithium battery. The LED’s operate in the near-infrared spectrum. So, while they mainly produce IR light visible only through night vision goggles, they also emit a faint red glow that is visible to the naked eye. The red glow can only be seen from a few feet away and is used for checking power status without NVG aid. The IR emission is very strong, allowing BattleView © to be used as an IR Beacon or area light as well. In addition, the unit also produces heat when powered on. The heat lets it be used as a thermal beacon. Because the device produces heat, though; users should take caution in leaving it on a patient for too long.
BattleView © is the only kit on the market that trans-illuminates. It is this technology that allows it to create such incredible images compared to other devices that only use reflected IR. Reflected IR kit creates poor imaging and is generally bulky. Because of this, BattleView © is the most powerful tool of its kind available today. It is a true life-saving device that increases operator safety and survivability on the battlefield.
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- 3.0″(L) x 5.0″(W) x 1.25″(T)
- 4 oz.
- Power Source:
- One (1) 3-Volt CR123A Battery
- Neoprene, Foam, Shock Cord