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Authors: António Silva 1 ; Pedro Amorim 2 ; Manuel Quintas 1 ; Luis Mourão 3 and Joaquim Gabriel 1

Affiliations: 1 Universidade do Porto, Portugal ; 2 Hospital Santo António, Portugal ; 3 Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal

ISBN: 978-989-8425-91-1

Keyword(s): Laryngoscopy, Anaesthesia, Force measurement, Medical devices.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Biomechanical Devices ; Biomedical Engineering ; Biomedical Instruments and Devices

Abstract: A laryngoscope is a medical device commonly used in most hospitals worldwide and used to conduct an oral or endotracheal intubation which leads to changes in the patient parameters (heart rate, blood pressure, etc.) due to the force applied on the tongue and other soft-tissues. However, these parameters are being monitored continuously, and provide guidance for anaesthetists to control the drugs which may lead to an inadequate dosage. This work aims to develop a laryngoscope capable of measuring the force applied during a laryngoscopy. To measure the applied force, several solutions, based on different sensors, were analysed and tested. The traditional laryngoscope xenon lighting lamp was replaced by a high bright LED which result in a clear illumination and lower batteries consumption. A Bluetooth® communication module was also include to allow a real-time force acquisition and display.

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Paper citation in several formats:
Silva, A.; Amorim, P.; Quintas, M.; Mourão, L. and Gabriel, J. (2012). DIGITAL LARYNGOSCOPE - A New Force Measuring Laryngoscope.In Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2012) ISBN 978-989-8425-91-1, pages 368-371. DOI: 10.5220/0003794303680371

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author={António Silva. and Pedro Amorim. and Manuel Quintas. and Luis Mourão. and Joaquim Gabriel.},
title={DIGITAL LARYNGOSCOPE - A New Force Measuring Laryngoscope},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={368-371},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003794303680371},
isbn={978-989-8425-91-1},
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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2012)
TI - DIGITAL LARYNGOSCOPE - A New Force Measuring Laryngoscope
SN - 978-989-8425-91-1
AU - Silva, A.
AU - Amorim, P.
AU - Quintas, M.
AU - Mourão, L.
AU - Gabriel, J.
PY - 2012
SP - 368
EP - 371
DO - 10.5220/0003794303680371

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