This Experimental Smart Pen Monitors Anesthetic Levels in Surgery
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.
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