FIBER OPTIC SHAPE SENSING

Fiber optic shape sensing technology reconstructs and displays the entire shape of a thin, flexible optical fiber.

When integrated into medical devices, fiber optic provides surgeons and robotic platforms with unprecedented 3D perspective on the location, control and navigation of surgical tools, enables endless opportunities in robotic control, and frees patients from harmful radiative imaging alternatives.

Whenever line of sight is not an option, shape sensing provides the critical information required to make the right decision in the most difficult environments.

Medical MARKET FOR FIBER OPTIC SHAPE SENSING

FIBER OPTIC SHAPE SENSING IN MEDICAL APPLICATIONS

SHAPE SENSING ENABLES A REVOLUTION IN THE GUIDANCE, NAVIGATION, AND CONTROL OF MEDICAL DEVICES

  • Navigation of tortuous anatomy
  • Catheters and endoscopes
  • Robotic surgery
  • MRI receiver coil location and shape for image correction and optimization
  • Orthopedic surgical tool position, control, and alignment
  • Biomechanics movement measurement

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  • Shaping Tomorrow: The Uncharted Potential of Shape Sensing in Telemedicine
    In the dynamic intersection of healthcare and technology, shape sensing technology emerges as a revolutionary innovation set to transform telemedicine. Utilizing the advancements of fiber optic shape sensing, The Shape Sensing Company (TSSC) is not merely evolving the current landscape of remote healthcare but pioneering a revolution. This exploration aims to delve into how shape…
  • Transforming Electrophysiology Procedures: The Role of 3D Guidance Systems
    In the evolving landscape of electrophysiology procedures, the quest for precision, safety, and efficiency has led to the adoption of various advanced technologies. Among these, 3D guidance systems stand out as pivotal tools that have significantly transformed how EP procedures are performed. Traditionally, electromagnetic navigation has been at the forefront of this revolution, offering radiation-free…
  • Revolutionizing Interventional Medicine with Our New Advisory Board
    At The Shape Sensing Company, our mission to redefine interventional medicine is emboldened by the introduction of our Advisory Board. This team of esteemed professionals brings unparalleled expertise and leadership, setting the stage for groundbreaking advancements in our 3D guidance platform. Distinguished Contributions of Our Advisory Board Members: Dr. Dennis Gable, a luminary in vascular…