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Anesthetic-Monitoring Smart Pens

This Experimental Smart Pen Monitors Anesthetic Levels in Surgery

— June 1, 2021 — Tech
General anesthetics will affect every patient differently when going under for surgery, so this experimental smart pen has been developed as a way to help make the process of administering just the right dose a little easier. The pen works by continuously monitoring for anesthetic drugs in the bloodstream to help anesthesiologists fine-tune the amount required to keep the patient sedated during the surgery. The device would be capable of using artificial intelligence (AI)-powered algorithms to administer additional sedation mediation at just the right level.

The experimental smart pen was developed by scientists from Switzerland's EPFL research institute, the Lausanne University Hospital and the Polytechnic University of Turin, and has performed well under tests and is slated for use in testing on animals and humans in the near future.

Image Credit: EPFL
Trend Themes
1. Anesthetic-monitoring Smart Pens - The rise of AI-powered monitoring smart pens could help revolutionize the anesthesiology industry by reducing the chance of patient complications during surgery.
2. Continuous Patient Monitoring - Continuous monitoring of patient vitals could be the next step in improving the accuracy of anesthetic dosage and reducing complications during surgical procedures.
3. Artificial Intelligence in Anesthesiology - The use of AI-powered algorithms is poised to drastically improve anesthetic administration precision and reduce the risk of complications during surgery.
Industry Implications
1. Healthcare - The healthcare industry can leverage this technology to improve patient safety during surgical procedures via AI-powered patient monitoring and accurate drug administration.
2. Medical Device Manufacturing - Medical device manufacturers could benefit from developing anesthetic monitoring technology to meet the growing demand for precise and safer drug administration during surgery.
3. Pharmaceuticals - Pharmaceutical manufacturers could invest in developing more precise and effective anesthetics that can be better monitored and administered with the use of AI-powered devices like the anesthetic-monitoring smart pen.
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