The video gaming world is jolted with news of the PediSedate, a toy-like medical device consisting of a headset with a snorkel and a nitrous oxide delivery system. It is designed to connect to a video game system like the Nintendo Game Boy or to a portable music player. Once the system is in place, the PediSedate transparently monitors respiratory function and distributes nitrous oxide, an anesthetic gas, to the preoccupied child. Then, the young patient becomes "comfortably sedated," according to the company's site. The system is designed to mitigate childrens' fear and anxiety during medical procedures.