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An original design of remote robot-assisted intubation system

Xinyu Wang, Yuanfa Tao, Xiandong Tao, Jianglong Chen, Yifeng Jin, Zhengxiang Shan, Jiyang Tan, Qixin Cao, Tiewen Pan
Scientific Reports 2018 September 7, 8 (1): 13403
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The success rate of pre-hospital endotracheal intubation (ETI) by paramedics is lower than physicians. We aimed to establish a remote robot-assisted intubation system (RRAIS) and expected it to improve success rate of pre-hospital ETI. To test the robot's feasibility, 20 pigs were intubated by direct laryngoscope or the robot system. Intubation time, success rate, airway complications were recorded during the experiment. The animal experiment showed that participants achieved a higher success rate in absolute numbers by the robot system. In summary, we have successfully developed a remote robot-assisted intubation system. It is promising for RRAIS to improve the success rate of pre-hospital ETI and change the current rescue model.

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