Hadasit, the technology transfer company of Hadassah University Hospitals, and Ramot at Tel Aviv University Ltd., the technology transfer company of Tel Aviv University, announced today that the Lubo Cervical Collar, designed to help save lives in trauma situations, has demonstrated to be 100% effective in a preliminary efficacy study.
Story Content Courtesy of Press Release from Hadasit and Ramot at Tel Aviv University, Israel
The IRB approved study was registered with the National Institute of Health (NIH) and operated under the guidelines of both the NIH and the Israeli Ministry of Health.
Trauma is the number one killer of people between the ages of five and 40. All injured patients in trauma are at risk for cervical spine instability and air blockage. Though existing cervical collars ensure cervical spine stabilization, they do not protect the airway of the patient, which is opened by invasive means in necessary situations. LuboCollar is designed to protect the neck and to maintain an open airway in a non-invasive, simple and quick to operate manner. It does so by using a “jaw-thrust”-like knob to maneuver the mandibles, pushing them forward in the direction of the chin.