Conquering Diseases

Study To Improve Communication With Patients On Ventilators


Seeking men and women with either normal airways or airways that have been difficult to manage while under anesthesia for a study of a voice test might reliably predict people whose airways may be difficult to manage during an operation.


We are gathering data about how to best design a communication system that would be easy to use and help improve communication between caregivers and people who can't talk because they have a tube down their throat helping them breath. Participants will use the investigational device to complete a few simple tasks and then we will ask them about their experience.

What we're hoping for

Develop a communication system using feedback from people who've been intubated or have a tube down their throat that would help communicate more easily with their caregivers.

Additional Information Identifier: NCT03630003

 Principal Investigator

Jens  Walz, MD

UMass Chan Medical School

 Study Contact

Arlene  Williams


UMass Chan University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655