Respiratory Device

Children with tracheostomies often have difficulty with speech and swallowing, which can interfere with nutrition and require additional surgery to provide a g-tube for feeding. The proposed ‘Helmet-type patient interface device’ incorporates a traditional respiratory mask into a structured headgear that can be worn on child’s head in a manner that stabilizes the mask relative to the headgear and resists forces applied to the mask, reducing both pressure ulcers and the number of children required to get tracheostomies.

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  • Type Pre-Seed