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Load Cell - Endoscope Force Control

Endoscopes allow doctors to see inside the patient to find anomalies during diagnostic, laparoscopic, or exploratory procedures. The movement of these devices are wire driven and provide little to no haptic feedback. This requires extensive training so that the operator can learn to judge applied force visually. Making the controls more intuitive to improve operator fidelity requires a force measurement system that can survive sterilization processes. This involves autoclavable in-line load cells installed inline with the control wires to create a haptic feedback control system for the endoscope.


How it Works
  1. Two autoclavable load cells are installed in-line with the cables controlling the endoscope's motion.

  2. As the endoscope is moved, the load cells measure the force required to move the head.

  3. The force measurement is read by the endoscope's controller allowing it generate the appropriate feedback in the operator's controls.

  4. The load cells are designed to survive the high pressure, temperature, and PH sterilization environments needed to meet ISO/TC 198 standards and IP69K rating.

  5. Load cell data captured by instrumentation can then be repurposed to further refine controls and used for traceability requirements.

Products in Use

Two Autoclavable In-line load cells


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Endoscopes allow doctors to see inside the patient to find anomalies during diagnostic, laparoscopic, or exploratory procedures. The movement of these devices are wire driven and provide little to no haptic feedback. This requires extensive training so that the operator can learn to judge applied force visually. Making the controls more intuitive to improve operator fidelity requires a force measurement system that can survive sterilization processes. This involves autoclavable in-line load cells installed inline with the control wires to create a haptic feedback control system for the endoscope.


Endoscope Force Control
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Z540-1 ANSI Certified17025 ISO Certified9001 ISO Certified13485 ISO CertifiedU.S. Manufacturer
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10 Thomas, Irvine,
CA 92618 USA
All other trademarks, service marks and logos used in this website are the property of their respective owners.
© 1998–2021 FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. All rights reserved.