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Monday, 18 April 2011

Introducing the World's First Intubation Robot

McGill University
April 15, 2011

Researchers have introduced the first intubation robot operated by remote control.

The 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. The world's first robotic intubation in a patient was performed at the Montreal General Hospital earlier this month by Dr. Hemmerling.
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