Hospital Patients are given no choice but to ponderously drag their intravenous (IV) stands along with them everywhere.  This proves to be a rather tiring hassle for a sickly patient with numerous other, more serious problems, to worry about.  The AFIVA innovation (Autonomous Following IntraVenus Apparatus) is designed to automatically follow the patient around at a safe distance.  The design uses the Xtion Pro Live, an RGB PC motion sensor with whole body detection, and a Raspberry Pi single-board computer. The apparatus is designed to keep a minimum and maximum distance from the patient and change speed based on the distance from the patient.