New Digital Video Recorder for video-intubation

The new PicStik from VO Scope is a compact digital video recorder that captures either .jpeg snap shots or .avi movies. It works with VuStik but is likely to work with other video-laryngoscopes too. It is only about the size of a pager.

PicStik’s 2GB of memory holds up to two hours of video or hundreds of .jpeg’s. Here is a great way EMS can use it. Video the intubation and then take a snapshot to document correct tube placement. It is hard to contest where the ETT was put when you are able to see the cartilaginous rings of the trachea. Some departments might want to import the .jpeg into their e-PCR records.

PicStik is real easy to use. You push just one button to take a video and the second button takes a still. If you forget to push the clip button a second time to stop it will automatically stop at 2 minutes.

It is also easy to transfer files via the included USB cable. Your PC will see the drive just like a digital camera. You can just drag or copy the files over to your PC. No special tools or software is needed and even the batteries are included. Click here for PicStik DVR brochure.


About Dan White

I'm a retired Paramedic and EMS Instructor with 35 years EMS and emergency medical product experience. I love canoes, cars and EMS. I have written a lot about EMS Technology on the Paramedic Blog, the Insights on Innovation column for, on and I can be reached directly at 573-240-0002.
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