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The Future of Intubation

Fri, 08/09/2013 - 12:01pm
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Graduates of the Hebrew University’s Biodesign program revealed a robotic intubation device that automatically identifies the lungs using an infrared source and navigates toward it. The device was successfully tested on cadavers at Hadassah Medical Center, and clinical trials will begin as soon as next year. “I strongly believe that GuideIn Tube represents the future of intubation,” said Dr. Elchanan Fried, director of Hadassah Medical Center’s general intensive care unit and the group’s clinical expert.

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