Medicine is changing quickly on every front. Tech is leading the way making anesthesiology safer, easier and less likely to cause harm. Which in my humble opinion the ultimate goal. Of course tech for tech’s sake is not what I am referring to:
The Canadians are at it again. The first attempt we all know was met with fascination and a collective “so what”, McSleepy was designed to make maintenance phase of anesthesia fool-proof. This time they’ve gone a little too far:
First there was McSleepyTM. Now it’s time to introduce the first intubation robot operated by remote control. This robotic system named The Kepler Intubation System (KIS), and developed by Dr. Thomas M. Hemmerling, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) specialist and McGill University Professor of Anesthesia and his team, may facilitate the intubation procedure and reduce some complications associated with airway management.
I firmly believe in necessity as the mother of invention. I therefore see this robot going nowhere. Really? McGill U Dept of Robot Loving Gas Passers? Are you having that much trouble putting the tube in the right hole? Come to the US and we’ll teach you. Perfect McSleepy and I think you’ll be on to something. Unless the French beat you to it.