Intubation Robot Can Crawl Down Your Throat and Into Your Lungs

Repeat: Intubation robot is your friend. Intubation robot is your friend. Intubation robot is your friend.ALIEN_chestburster1280
Via LiveScience:
The GuineIN Tube is a robotic, self-guiding intubation device that correctly identifies which of the two holes in the trachea leads to the lungs (the other leads to the stomach) in a critically important procedure where failure can lead to death.

5 Comments on "Intubation Robot Can Crawl Down Your Throat and Into Your Lungs"

  1. Calypso_1 | Aug 23, 2013 at 4:22 pm |

    If you have a hole in your trachea leading to the esophagus you have a fistula.
    The natural division is in the laryngopharynx. LiveScience writer needs remedial anatomy.

  2. InfvoCuernos | Aug 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm |

    I am often accused of not knowing which hole to enter as well. Maybe I need to get a robot assist.

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