Life sciences Success story

Seeing more clearly than ever before

Customer benefits
  • Visual exploration of the operating field taken to a new dimension
  • Unprecedented insights into the operating field
  • Working in a relaxed posture
  • Contactless control of the cameras using head movement
  • Cost-efficient solution
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A high-precision Stäubli TX2-60L six-axis robot manages the precise and jerk-free motion sequences of the RoboticScope, which has been designed for use under stringent cleanroom conditions.
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The RoboticScope imitates intuitive visualization. The HMD recognizes the head movements of the surgeon and, with the help of the CS9 controller, adjusts the position of the 3D camera to match.

TASK

Sharpening the surgeon’s field of vision

A high-precision robot, a high-resolution 3D camera and an innovative head-mounted display – the world’s first RoboticScope has arrived on the market. This hi-tech development gives surgeons insights previously thought impossible and is set to revolutionize the way they work at the operating table.

Classic ocular lenses and microscopes are increasingly reaching their limits. Their lack of flexibility is reducing their ability to meet the demands in modern microsurgery. BHS Technologies in Innsbruck has set out to equip surgeons with a tool that provides a completely new perspective in the operating field while allowing them to work in a comfortable, ergonomic position.

 

SOLUTION

A high-precision robot steered via head movements

The success of BHS in realizing these objectives is demonstrated by the functionality of the RoboticScope. The surgeon looks directly into the operating field via a Head-Mounted Display (HMD). The two digital microdisplays integrated into the HMD directly in front of the surgeon’s eyes show high-resolution, real-time 3D images relayed by the dual camera lenses mounted on a six-axis Stäubli TX2-60L. The position of the robot determines the visible image, allowing the surgeon to operate in a freely selectable and completely relaxed head position.

The surgeon retains control over the image field and viewing angle, automatically steering the high-precision Stäubli robot with contact-free head move