New Invention: Cricoid pressure monitor


Inventors from Saudi Arabia presented at the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva 2014 the invention: “Cricoid pressure monitor”.


Cricoid pressure is a technique that is applied during emergency endotracheal intubation, used to either prevent regurgitations, or to assist with visualization of the glottis by a physician attempting intubation. The technique involves the application of pressure to the cricoid cartilage of the neck, cricoid force grater than 40 N can compromise airway patency and make tracheal intubation difficult and also harm the soft tissue around trachea especially when done by inexperienced physician.


Cricoid pressure monitor will apply a scale for the pressure required to prevent regurgitation  and assist with visualization of the glottis, it will alarm when the pressure exits 30 N.


This invention has a potential for broad international application in health care. The inventors are interested in commercialization of their invention for which an application for patenting has been filed and are seeking appropriate interested manufacturer. European Patent Registration and Consulting Services GmbH has made direct contact with the inventor and has access to information about the invention directly from the inventor. Interested parties for the invention can contact European Patent Registration at