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Medtronic unveils paediatric monitor to detect airway obstruction 

The SonarMed airway monitoring system consists of a bedside monitor and a single-use sensor.

Using acoustic technology, the device examines ETT obstruction and confirms the real-time position. This offers vital data needed for informed decisions on treating neonates and infants.

The sensor is suitable for any standard ETT in sizes varying from neonatal to paediatric populations (2.5-6mm ID). It can be non-invasively attached to the ETT’s proximal end by swapping it with the 15mm connector in the ventilator circuit.