GuideIN Tube: The Self Guided Intubation Robot (VIDEO)
by SCOTT JUNG Sept 14, 2013
To make intubation a little easier, researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a device they call GuidIN Tube. It’s a robotic intubation device that utilizes infrared light to identify the airway and guide the tube toward it. Because it uses infrared technology, GuidIN Tube works in situations where it’s difficult to see, and detectors on the end of the guiding part of the device help to automatically navigate the tube down the trachea to the lungs with little operator intervention.
Here’s a short video of the GuidIN Tube in action:
Press release from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (PDF): Robotic Intubation Prototype Crawls to the Lungs in Difficult Situations…