Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

Augmented reality-assisted videolaryngoscopy: a new vision for neonatologists?

This article explores neonatal intubation and why the skill can be challenging for trainees to master. Current practice with regards to laryngoscope choice is summarised. Finally, a study investigating novel emerging technology, which uses augmented reality to assist in neonatal videolaryngoscopic intubation, is described. Future applications of the device are imagined.

Jennifer Reekie
ST7 Neonatal Grid Trainee Neonatal Unit, Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, NHS Grampian

Reekie J. Augmented reality-assisted videolaryngoscopy: a new vision for neonatologists. Infant 2024; 20(3): 99-101.

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intubation; videolarygnoscopy; augmented reality; innovation; technology
Key points
  1. Neonatal intubation can be challenging for new medical trainees.
  2. Novel technology using augmented reality integrated into videolaryngoscopy has been successful in the simulation setting.
  3. The technology could enhance training opportunities and improve patientexperience.

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