Robotic Catheter Force Measurement

Application Summary of Robotic Catheter Force Measurement

Accuracy and sensitivity are extremely critical during intravascular procedures. In this application, FUTEK’s LSB200 Miniature S-Beam Jr. Load Cell gives medical practitioners the accuracy and precision that is necessary for robotic catheter force measurement.

Products In Use

Jr. Miniature S-Beam Load Cell (LSB200) paired with Instrumentation (USB Solutions or IAA Series Analogue Amplifier).

How It Works

  1. Catheter procedures demand the utmost precision and leave little margin for error.
  2. Feedback provided by the LSB200 gives physicians the necessary force measurements to navigate the catheter safely.
  3. In the above application, a Jr. Miniature S-Beam Load Cell (LSB200) is located on the guide wire extending from the robotic arm. Tension on the wire and other information is used to control the direction and motion of the catheter from the measurements by the LSB200.
  4. Measurement feedback can be streamed through FUTEK’s USB Solutions to a central control system.

This application note was written by our partners FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology Inc.  The image is just shown for illustration purposes.   For further information, please contact us.

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