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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