Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 1 No 1 (2019): Trans. AMMM
https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2019.1909S01T01

Medical Diagnostics and Therapy

Design and optimization of patient-specific, 3D printed pediatric laryngoscopes

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R. Sims (PD3D Lab, University of Central Florida, Orlando, United States of America), M. Boutelle (PD3D Lab, University of Central Florida, Orlando, United States of America), J. Inziello (PD3D Lab, University of Central Florida, Orlando, United States of America), F. Lobo Fenoglietto (PD3D Lab, University of Central Florida, Orlando, United States of America), J. B. Stubbs (PD3D Lab, University of Central Florida, Orlando, United States of America)

Abstract

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.

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