Abstract: Bronchoscopes and their role in aiding Health Care Professionals
For over 100 years bronchoscopes have enabled health care professionals to visualize and provide therapeutic access to the airways and tracheobronchial tree of the patients. Advances in technology have led to improvements in image quality, image processing, ergonomic comfort, and hygiene - all of which are critical in supporting the overstrained health care professionals responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first half of this presentation will provide the background on bronchoscopes and how they are used by health care professionals. The second half of the presentation will discuss the advances in technology and the future of bronchoscopes.