Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 1 No 1 (2019): Trans. AMMM
Design and optimization of patient-specific, 3D printed pediatric laryngoscopes
Main Article Content
Copyright (c) 2019 AMMM
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Laryngoscopes have been used for endotracheal intubation since the early 1900s. Macintosh and Miller blade designs are the most widely accepted with recent improvements, including embedded optics focused on addressing challenging airways. Patient-specific 3-D Printed laryngoscope blades offer a valuable approach to difficult airway intubation. Our team introduces a proof-of-concept approach to using Imaging (CT and MRI) data to design a patient-specific laryngoscope blade.