Biomechanical evaluation of the phases during simulated Endotracheal Intubation (ETI): Pilot study on the effect of different laryngoscopes

L. Bartolomeo, Y. Noh, Y. Kasuya, M. Nagai, M. Zecca, S. Sessa, S. Cosentino, K. Saito, Z. Lin, H. Ishii, A. Takanishi

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Abstract

Endotracheal Intubation (ETI) is a common airway procedure used to connect the larynx and the lungs through a windpipe in patients under emergency situations. The process is carried out by a laryngoscope inserted into the mouth, used to help doctors in visualizing the glottis and inserting the tube. Currently, very few studies on objective evaluation of the biomechanics of the doctors during the procedure have been done. Additionally, these studies have been concentrated only on the overall performance analysis, without any segmentation, with a consequent loss of important information. In this paper, the authors present a preliminary study on a methodology to objectively evaluate and segment the biomechanical performance of doctors during the ETI, using surface electromyography and inertial measurement units. In particular, the validation has been performed by comparing three kinds of laryngoscopes involving an expert doctor. Finally, results are presented and commented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
Pages4887-4890
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 31
Event2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2013 Jul 32013 Jul 7

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Other

Other2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period13/7/313/7/7

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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Bartolomeo, L., Noh, Y., Kasuya, Y., Nagai, M., Zecca, M., Sessa, S., Cosentino, S., Saito, K., Lin, Z., Ishii, H., & Takanishi, A. (2013). Biomechanical evaluation of the phases during simulated Endotracheal Intubation (ETI): Pilot study on the effect of different laryngoscopes. In 2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013 (pp. 4887-4890). [6610643] (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS). https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2013.6610643