King Vision™ Laryngoscope shortlisted for a medical design award

The King Vision digital laryngoscope has been nominated as a finalist in the critical-care and emergency medicine products category of the 2012 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition. This is in recognition of the design and engineering expertise utilised in the device.

KingVisionsThe King Vision digital laryngoscope has been recognised as being innovative in the field of critical care and emergency medicine. It is the first lightweight, cost-effective video laryngoscope available to clinicians and emergency care personnel and provides an affordable solution to a long-standing problem for anaesthetists trying to visualise a patient’s airways during the intubation process ahead of surgery. It is a durable and portable visualisation system, incorporating a camera in the tip of the disposable device and an attached reusable video display, which allows the doctor a clear view of the vocal cords without manipulating and potentially damaging soft tissue, easing the process and simplifying the intubation procedure.

The King Vision has been developed by King Systems, a Consort Medical company. King Systems launched the King Vision in June 2011 and feedback from clinicians has been very positive. The King Vision is approved for sale in over 60 countries and the list of countries that have imported the product is growing rapidly. Following initial presentations and subsequent trials, 85% of US anaesthetists who have trialled the product have expressed an intention to purchase.

The MDEA is a premier awards program for the medical technology community. The program aims to recognise the achievements of medical product manufacturers and the people responsible for their design

The winner of the award category will be announced on May 23rd 2012.

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