SHAPE SENSING PRODUCTS
Trailblazer Shape Sensing- Fiber Optic Sensor Development Platform
Trailblazer is an entry-level (fiber optic sensor) solution for shape sensing. It enables the reconstruction and display of the entire shape of a thin, flexible optical fiber.
By discretizing the entire fiber in thousands of 150 µm long segments Trailblazer is able to extract for every location along a fiber the strain, twist and bending direction that are derived to compute 3D coordinates and provide information on the location of the fiber in space relative to its origin.
Trailblazer is a self-contained fiber optic sensor unit delivered along with a 3D shape sensor and visualization software. The patented fiber optic sensors technology implemented in Trailblazer finds its origins at NASA and is unique as a generic shape sensing instrument available in the market place.
Unlike alternative shape sensing technologies, Trailblazer supports tortuous paths, 6 degrees of freedom, twist and more than 50cm sensing length.
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Pathfinder Shape Sensing – Advanced Fiber Optic Platform
Pathfinder – Advanced fiber optic sensor enables the reconstruction and display of the entire shape of a thin, flexible optical fiber.
When integrated into medical devices, this provides robots and surgeons with unprecedented feedback 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, Pathfinder provides the critical information required to make the right decision in the most difficult environments. In addition to the medical field it empowers numerous applications in the Aerospace, Civil Engineering, Mining and Energy markets.
Unlike alternative shape sensing technologies, our optical fiber sensors solution supports tortuous paths, 6 degrees of freedom, twist and more than 1 meter sensing length.
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