Each year millions of endotracheal intubations occur for patient who require anesthesia and respiratory support . Serious problems occur from misplaced tubes such as suffocation, regurgitation, and in the most severe cases death. The commmon method used to verify placement is an x-ray, which is delayed and expensive.

Miach Medical Innovations developed the SMART-Tubes that assist in the placement of an endotracheal tube, monitoring the real time placement, and any edema in the airway.The enabling technology of the SMART-Tubes are a series of embedded pressure sensors.