Undergoing surgical procedures for kids can be terrifying -- will this new invention really ease the pain?
What looks like a colorful helmet for a virtual video game is actually something called PediSedate, a headset designed to make the process of being anesthetized, well, fun.
According to the product info, the space-age gadget allows children who are about to undergo surgical procedures to play a Nintendo Game Boy system or listen to CDs while breathing in nitrous oxide from an attached snorkel until they're knocked out.
According to the product info, PediSedate "dramatically improves the hospital or dental experience for the child, parents and healthcare providers." That may be -- but it still looks creepy.
What do you think -- is this invention an ingenious way to help kids deal with the dentist, or just the opposite?