TuSaLoc - Position monitoring for respiratory tube
An intubation in an emergency it can easily lead to an incorrect position of the tube. Also, the tube can move unnoticed during transport of the patient, which can also lead to inefficient ventilation. These malpositions represent a life-threatening complication and can be generally determined only with great effort. A method for verification of the correct position of a tube is especially during emergencies and transport virtually not available.
TuSaLoc provides a simple method by which the position of a tube can be checked. Through analysis of the impedance measurements over a plurality of electrodes, at the same time allowing the discharge of ECG signals, the location of the tube can be uniquely determined. During transport, a continuous location monitoring is possible, since a large amount of equipment is not needed.
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