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 and guidance 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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  • Revolutionizing Thrombectomy: The Advantages of 3D Fiber Optic Shape Sensing
    Thrombectomy is a medical procedure that involves the removal of a blood clot (thrombus) from a blood vessel. This procedure is often necessary to restore blood flow and prevent serious complications, such as stroke or organ damage. Traditionally, thrombectomy has been performed using open surgery, which involves making a large incision to access the affected…
  • Shape Sensing Propels Angiographic Imaging Systems Forward
    Understanding how modern technology may improve medical diagnosis is essential in today’s era of rapid technological and medical advancement. Our 3D shape sensing technology can significantly impact the field of angiographic imaging to improve diagnosis and patient care. An angiographic imaging system comprises of a patient table with an X-ray tube and a detector hung…
  • How 3D Shape Sensing Reduces Complications in Endourological Procedures
    When it comes to the evolution of surgery, there is growing appeal in minimally invasive procedures, because of the many benefits they offer to patients, such as accelerated recovery. In addition, minimally invasive procedures, with their minor or complete lack of incisions, result in fewer complications, and ultimately more successful outcomes. Despite the numerous benefits…