To use the system, the surgeon positions the camera in the patient’s abdomen in the optimal position for viewing the surgical site. The camera module pans and tilts to follow the tool controlled by the surgeon's dominant hand. This automation is a key feature and is based on the use of proprietary "tool tracking" software.
The benefits of the Visibot Visualization System over traditional laparoscopic imaging for MIS conventional imaging technology include:
The Visibot Visualization System consists of two components, 1) an insertable camera module and 2) a controller box. The two components are connected with a small tether.
The camera module includes a high definition camera, integrated LED's for illumination, lens wash nozzle, and pan and tilt functionality.
The Controller Box includes a computer and a user interface. Loaded on the computer is image processing software, tool tracking software for automation of pan and tilt, and a touch panel for displaying the image and controlling system functions.
Restores control of visualization to the surgeon
Surgeon positions camera to start the case
Automated control of image during surgery
Disposable, single use camera module
Eliminates need for reprocessing
Eliminates risk of disease transmission
Single Patient Use
Overall reduced cost per case for visualization
Fixed cost per case
Eliminates need for expensive capital equipment
Efficient setup and cleanup
Simplified preparation and assembly
Rapid insertion and positioning
Superior image quality
First use image quality every case
Optimal positioning of camera module for each case