There was an article in the Washington Post: New machine could one day replace anesthesiologists.
I don’t know about that. The trial is done on “healthy” patients for colonoscopies — a procedure that’s commonly performed under sedation. What happens when you get an unhealthy patient or a patient who doesn’t have a diagnosed disease (obstructive sleep apnea is pretty common and often comes without a diagnosis at time of surgery)? What if the patient obstructs or needs an emergent intubation? I think I’ll keep my friendly anesthesiologist.