Designing a next-generation tool for the doctors’ surgery.
A laryngoscope is a device used by surgeons to obtain a view of the larynx, a part of the throat. Current scopes do not provide sufficient flexibility for doctors to have a clear, unobstructed view of the site in all situations.
Utilising embedded technology, including lighting and a camera, Health Collab and partner researchers aim to produce a device that will result in improved surgical exposure and therefore surgical outcomes.
Investigators Dr Neil Vallance Dr Chao Chen (Monash Engineering) Mark Harrison (Monash Instrumentation and Technology Development Facility) Professor Mark Armstrong (Health Collab) Kieran John (Health Collab)
Partner Organisation Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME)
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