Integrated illumination allows for high-quality imagining while maintaining small diameter from 1mm in single-use and multi-use micro cameras
Camera heads have become miniaturized for endoscopic surgery. Yet devices often range from 1.5-3.0mm in diameter and off-the-shelf units lack in versatility.
Customized micro camera solutions assure utmost precision for surgical devices for a wide range of clinical applications, including integrated technologies for robotic-assisted surgery [phrasing per DaVinci]. (ScoutCam technology was selected by NASA and integrated in several robot-assisted missions in the International Space Station.)
The micro ScoutCam can be customized and integrated in devices according to the unique needs of each surgical specialty, such as cameras for bronchoscopy, ENT, dentistry, gastroenterology, general surgery, cardiology, gynecology, urology, and orthopedics. These include surgical procedures involving ablative, suction, irrigation, tacking/fixation (e.g., hernia repair, lung endoscopy, knee arthroscopy camera). For gastro enterology, capsule endoscopy is useful for GI diagnostics (especially for patients who refuse conventional gastroscopy/colonoscopy). However, clinicians often need the full flexibility of surgical endoscopes during a procedure — to take a biopsy, cauterize a bleeding lesion when encountered, or zoom-in to take a closer look at the lumen on-demand.
Tailored micro-visualization solutions for procedures requiring surgical camera systems are based on flexible “building blocks” consisting of the core in-house technology and complementary components:
Micro CMOS sensors include proprietary and off-the-shelf, high-resolution miniature sensors from 40Kpx to HD
Proprietary optic designs and micro-lenses assembly
High-end DSP video processors providing optimal image quality
Endoscopes – Leading types including rigid, semi-flexible, steerable and flexible endoscopes
Superior illumination using FO or LED
Ultrasound Option for guidance into position when visibility is not possible
Long, lightweight cables with cable diameter of 0.58 mm and cable-length of up to 30m+
Procedure-specific tools (versus generic scopes with tools for every procedure) lower the cost and make the procedure achievable to all