Fighting Colorectal Cancer with 3D Fiber Optic Shape Sensing
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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
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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…

Why the Future of Interventional Pulmonology Lies With Shape Sensing Technology
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Why the Future of Interventional Pulmonology Lies With Shape Sensing Technology

The body’s respiratory and airway systems are incredibly important to overall health. Interventional pulmonology is the facet of modern medicine tasked with detecting, diagnosing, and treating illnesses and diseases in this area. Because the respiratory system is so essential (and relatively delicate), interventional pulmonology is a key part of the medical device industry, despite its…

Insightful Interview With Dr. Allen – The Dangers Of Fluoroscopy
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Insightful Interview With Dr. Allen – The Dangers Of Fluoroscopy

As a part of the medical device community, our team is incredibly excited about some of the advancements currently being made in our field. Though we are a large part of many of these advancements, learning more about progress is a priority for us. No matter how intricate and precise our product becomes, we know…

5 Tips For Designing Shape Sensing Into Your New Device
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5 Tips For Designing Shape Sensing Into Your New Device

Fully utilizing the technology at our fingertips is what will catapult the medical industry into the next decade. As we experience a time of rapid growth and medical advancement, it is important to understand how new innovations and technologies can help your company grow and improve. Our 3D shape sensing designs can have profound impacts…

Reduced Clinical Risk in Electrophysiology Procedures with Fiber Optic Shape Sensing
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Reduced Clinical Risk in Electrophysiology Procedures with Fiber Optic Shape Sensing

What is electrophysiology? Electrophysiology (specifically, cardiac electrophysiology), or “EP”, is defined as the science of elucidating, diagnosing, and treating the electrical activities of the heart, such as an arrythmia, or irregular heartbeat. The most common arrythmia is known as atrial fibrillation (AF).  When AF requires surgical intervention, minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, such as…

Surgical Robotics Benefits From Emerging Shape Sensing Technology
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Surgical Robotics Benefits From Emerging Shape Sensing Technology

Surgical Robotics has seen rapid growth since Intuitive Surgical’s introduction of the Da Vinci platform in the early 2000s.  This trend comes as no surprise; robotics brings an unprecedented level of control, flexibility, repeatability, and safety to an increasing number of minimally invasive procedures.  It is enabling surgeons to make easy work of even some…

Choosing The Right Shape Sensing Solution For Your Application
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Choosing The Right Shape Sensing Solution For Your Application

Fiber optic shape sensing generally requires three key components; a fiber sensing data acquisition system, a fiber-based 3D shape sensor, and an algorithm which translates measured optical data to the shape of the fiber sensor.  Shape is most often obtained through the measurement and integration of a multitude of strain measurements along the length of…

3D Shape Sensing Basics
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3D Shape Sensing Basics

Fiber optic 3D shape sensing involves localizing and quantifying deformation occurring at one or more locations along the length of a fiber-based sensor.  Such deformation may be single degree of freedom bending of a joint and require just one sensor, or, it may be a complex combination of bending, twisting, and axial elongation which varies…