Help for Children —
Locating a feeding tube in an adult is challenging; locating a feeding tube in an infant is downright dangerous. If misplaced, caregivers can be pumping liquid into the child’s lungs, yet there have been no major advances in the technique related to this procedure in decades.
Hope for Families —
The Smart feeding tube system uses signals from the end of the feeding tube and from markers placed on the child to calculate the location of the tube relative to the child’s anatomy. The system shows the locating in red until the placement is correct, at which point is turns green signalling to the caregiver they have succeeded.