Single-use video laryngoscopes introduced

April 13, 2022

OMNIVISION, a global developer of semiconductor solutions, including advanced digital imaging, analog and touch & display technology, launched new laryngoscope reference designs that include a range of OMNIVISION products that help improve patient care by providing crisp, clear images for single-use video laryngoscopes.

Visualization makes insertion of the endotracheal tube easier and faster and avoids failures in difficult airways, significantly reducing the chances of complications and even death.

OMNIVISION’s “ready-to-go” reference designs help medical device OEMs speed time-to-market in the development of laryngoscopes. They feature high quality images and a wider field of view (FoV), and include CameraCubeChip CMOS image sensors, low power mechanical designs, optics, batteries, as well as capabilities for recording and playback. 

“The video laryngoscope, a device used in the visualization of the airway, is quickly displacing traditional direct laryngoscopy,” said Ehsan Ayar, product marketing manager at OMNIVISION. “Producing the best images of the larynx requires smaller z-height and superb optics, which is enabled by our OmniBSI and OmniBSI + technologies. We have designed all of our premier imaging technologies into a ‘ready-to-go’ reference kit to help shorten development time for these important, high demand devices.”

Ayar added, “Enhanced visualization helps to avoid endotracheal intubation failures in difficult airways that can lead to dental damage, laryngeal, dysrhythmia and cardiac spasm. Further, single-use devices eliminate cross-contamination that can result with reusable endoscopes.”

The global video laryngoscope market approached $219.7 million in 2019 and is set to hit $795.0 million by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 17.4%. Driving the fast adoption rate is the fact that video laryngoscopy results in more successful intubations in a shorter period of time than traditional direct laryngoscopy.

In addition, single-use blades with OMNIVISION cameras have been in high demand globally for treating COVID-19 patients. A high percentage of patients need to be intubated to go on a ventilator, and video laryngoscopy is used over direct laryngoscopy since it improves intubation success and maximizes operator distance.