Canadian researchers develop automated anesthesia system
The Canadian Press, May 15, 2008
Scientists at McGill University in Montreal have developed an automated anesthesiologist, and believe they are the first in the world to perform surgery using a totally automated system for administering the drugs needed for general anesthetic. The computerized system administers three standard drugs used for putting patients under for surgery and monitors their separate effects automatically. Researchers say "McSleepy" can calculate the appropriate drug doses for any given moment of anesthesia faster and more precisely than a human.