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 to severe harm or death within minutes. Generally, securing airflow through the upper airway is established by successful placement of an endotracheal tube (ETT) through the mouth and into the trachea (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 differences exist between patients.  Therefore, current intubation methods still necessitates a high level of procedural expertise. 

 

Technology Description

Dr. Rosengart from the 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

• Simplified method for intubation

• Shorter procedure time

• Increased first-attempt intubation success rate 

 

Applications

Improved method and equipment for intubation

 

Intellectual Property

• PCT Application filed - PCT/US2017/066147

 

 

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