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Laryngoscope Solutions

Lip damage can occur during the intubation procedure with a laryngoscope. One way to mitigate this would be to create a training tool that will improve the users’ awareness of the lips during intubation. Therefore, we will design a system to alert the user of impending and imminent upper lip damage that can be used with the Macintosh laryngoscope blade.

Team Members

Michael Romack
Thomas Andolsek
Sylvia Conte

Supervisors

Dr. Edward Brown

Customers

Zahraa Majeed, Anesthesiologist Resident at Strong Memorial Hospital

Description

Lip damage can occur during the intubation procedure with a laryngoscope. One way to mitigate this would be to create a training tool that will improve the users’ awareness of the lips during intubation. Therefore, we will design a system to alert the user of impending and imminent upper lip damage that can be used with the Macintosh laryngoscope blade.

Electronic Landscape, displaying FSRs along the blade and an LED alert system
Prototype setup to observe the placement of forces along the blade
Test data displaying the are of the blade that interacts with the top lip

3 replies on “Laryngoscope Solutions”

Interesting project. Is there any reason this couldn’t be used not just for training but also for a real intubation to protect the lips? Great job!

Great idea! Is there data available that would help you calibrate the settings or would you have skilled practitioners help set the levels?

Good idea! Another difficult part of intubation is avoiding chipping teeth. How do you think you good modify your current design to accommodate this.

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