I myself have spent many days over the years wandering around the various galleries of old and new technology displays. It was, therefore, a huge honour to know that the Science Museum wanted to display the Earlobe Arterial Blood Collector (EABC), developed by yours truly and the crew from the MicroG & IDEIA, PUCRS, Brazil.
This device, which already has patents granted in Europe and the USA, is an excellent alternative method to the current gold standard means of collecting arterial blood, through accessing arterialized blood in a standardized, secure manner, and with no blood contamination of the environment. The new interactive exhibition shows the design evolution of the EABC, a device originally conceived to provide a means of safe arterialized blood collection in the microgravity environment of space, whilst also providing a spin-in benefit for use in terrestrial medicine. The Science Museum exhibition will run from July 2014 for approximately 3 to 6 months.
If you happen to find yourself in London this Summer with some spare time on your hands, pop along to the Science Museum in Exhibition Road, South Kensington, where you will find on the ground floor towards the rear a little white plastic blood collecting device, a smiley face from me on the display, and an opportunity to press a few buttons and leave a comment or two.