GuideIN Tube: Robotic Intubation System

Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed the GuideIN Tube, a robotic intubation device. Patients who are unable to breathe by themselves due to critical illness or anesthesia traditionally need physicians to perform intubation by hand. This procedure is risky and physicians must be able to correctly identify the proper place to insert the tube. The new GuideIn Tube uses infrared light to identify the airway and guide the tube towards it. With the infrared light, the device can be used in situations where it is difficult to see.

(Source: MedGadget)

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