Endotracheal Intubation Employing Computer-Guided Tracheal Targeting and On-Demand Endotracheal Tube Release - R-Mac -

Tech ID: ros001018

 

Introduction

There is a great and vital need in medicine to protect a patient’s upper airway. Any compromise of airflow will lead, within minutes, to severe harm or death.

Generally, securing airflow through the upper airway is established by successful placement of an endotracheal tube (“ETT”) through the mouth and into the trachea (tracheal intubation).  The greater the intubation attempt success rate and speed the less adverse events the patient will experience.  However, no two airways are the same and significant anatomical, physiological, and pathological upper airway differences exist.  Current intubation equipment still necessitates great procedural expertise, ongoing training, and familiarity with complex intubation techniques and procedures. 

 

Technology Description

Dr. Rosengart from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has developed a new laryngoscope design and intubation approach aiming at further improving both the first-attempt success rate and procedural speed of intubation.

The main innovative functions of this laryngoscope which comprises a separate ETT channel are the following:

• Controlled navigation of the unique ETT channel;

• Computer-guided tracheal targeting; and

• On-demand ETT release from the channel.

 

Stage of Development

Concept

 

Advantages/Novelty

The laryngoscope as disclosed aims at simplifying intubation. The benefits are manifold, among them:

• Easy-to-use;

• Procedural speed improvement; and

• Increased first-attempt intubation success rate.

 

Applications

Intubation

 

Intellectual Property

• US provisional patent application filed.

 

Patent Information:
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Device(s)
For Information, Contact:
Julien Brohan
julien.brohan@cshs.org
Inventors:
Axel Rosengart
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