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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  • 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…
  • Fighting Colorectal Cancer with 3D Fiber Optic Shape Sensing
    Colorectal cancer is the second largest “cancer killer” in the U.S. with more than 100,000 deaths each year. This is despite the 15 million colonoscopies performed annually throughout the country. The procedure is performed to early detect and treat colorectal cancer. Unfortunately, over 20 million adults who fall into the at-risk category fail to get…
  • Advancing Structural Heart Procedures Utilizing 3D Shape Sensing Technology
    Imagine a tool that allows physicians to access in-depth knowledge of a patient’s individualized biological template when planning and executing a minimally invasive operation.  The Shape Sensing Company’s technology lessens the procedural time of endovascular aortic repairs (EVAR) and other complex structural heart procedures such as transcatheter mitral valve replacement and repair (TMVR) and transcatheter…