Healthcare use cases
Neuromuscular Transmission for muscle relaxation measurements
This use case corresponds to a very innovative device for Neuromuscular Transmission (NMT) for muscle relaxation measurements. This device is aimed at simplifying the protocol to be followed by the Anaesthetists to monitor, in the operating room, the level of ”Muscle Relaxation”, i.e the deliberate paralysis of the totality of skeletal muscles of a patient under general anaesthesia. In VALU3S, we want to turn this device into an automated system that will be able to control the infusion pumps in order to keep the patient at a desired level of relaxation. This device uses a modified blood pressure cuff with stimulation electrodes to perform monitoring. The device has been a great success and highly appreciated by anaesthesiologists for its extreme simplicity of use, and has been certified for Europe and Japan. The 510 (k) process has been completed with the FDA, while China’s regulation is in progress.