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Steerable catheter with shaft load distributions

A steerable catheter system may include a flexible elongate catheter body, a drive mechanism at the proximal end of the catheter body, and at least one group of pullwires extending along a length of the catheter body. The catheter body may include a distal articulating section and a proximal non-articulating... Hansen Medical Inc

Active drive for guidewire manipulation

A guidewire manipulation system may include a cylindrical drum, having a cylindrical outer drum surface with a helical groove for housing a flexible guidewire and an anchoring mechanism for attaching the flexible guidewire to the drum. The system may also include an outer shell or belt disposed around the drum,... Hansen Medical Inc

System and methods for tracking robotically controlled medical instruments

Systems and methods are described herein for tracking an elongate instrument or other medical instrument in an image.... Hansen Medical Inc

Compact height torque sensing articulation axis assembly

A compact height torque sensing articulation axis assembly is disclosed herein having a torque sensor, an assembly mounting flange, a motor, a motor gearbox, a gearbox output shaft, an encoder, and a cable. The assembly may sense tension on robotic catheter pullwires in an articulating catheter and/or torque on a... Hansen Medical Inc

Infinitely rotatable tool with finite rotating drive shafts

A catheter rotation drive apparatus includes first and second drives that are engageable to an output shaft. When the first drive is engaged to the output shaft and rotated, the output shaft rotates in an output rotation direction, and when the second drive is engaged to the output shaft and... Hansen Medical Inc

Catheter driver system

An apparatus for performing medical procedures on an anatomical body includes an extension with an element near its distal end to be extended into the body, and a driver that moves the extension axially into the body, and that causes flexure of the distal end of the extension. The movement... Hansen Medical Inc

Robotic catheter system

A robotic catheter system includes a controller with a master input device. An instrument driver is in communication with the controller and has a guide instrument interface including a plurality of guide instrument drive elements responsive to control signals generated, at least in part, by the master input device. An... Hansen Medical Inc

Systems and methods for localizing, tracking and/or controlling medical instruments

Systems and methods are described herein for tracking, localization or controlling an elongate instrument or other medical instrument in an image or patient.... Hansen Medical Inc

Torque-based catheter articulation

A robotic surgical system configured for the articulation of a catheter comprises an input device, a control computer, and an instrument driver having at least one motor for displacing the pull-wire of a steerable catheter wherein the control computer is configured to determine the desired motor torque or tension of... Hansen Medical Inc

Robot-assisted driving systems and methods

Systems and methods for driving a flexible medical instrument to a target in an anatomical space with robotic assistance are described herein. The flexible instrument may have a tracking sensor embedded therein. An associated robotic control system may be provided, which is configured to register the flexible instrument to an... Hansen Medical Inc

Catheter tension sensing

This disclosure covers various concepts to use for obtaining measurement of tension in catheter pullwires to improve controllability of a robotic surgical system.... Hansen Medical Inc

Integrated catheter and guide wire controller

A device may operate a guide wire and be operable by a single operator digit. The device may include an insertion control device for advancing the guide wire in a forward and in a reverse direction and along a longitudinal axis of the guide wire; and a rotary device for... Hansen Medical Inc

Input device for controlling a catheter

An input device includes a plurality of orientation blocks each representing a portion of a catheter assembly and a controller configured to determine an orientation of the plurality of orientation blocks relative to one another. The controller is further configured to output a control signal that causes a tip of... Hansen Medical Inc

Vascular remote catheter manipulator

A robotic instrument driver for elongate members includes a first elongate member, and at least one manipulator mechanism configured to manipulate the first elongate member, and at least one articulating drive configured to articulate the first elongate member, positionable on a bed and beside a patient access site. The manipulator... Hansen Medical Inc

Reducing incremental measurement sensor error

For position sensors, e.g., a fiber-based system, that build a shape of an elongated member, such as a catheter, using a sequence of small orientation measurements, a small error in orientation at the proximal end of the sensor will cause large error in position at distal points on the fiber.... Hansen Medical Inc

Robotic catheter system and methods

The apparatus of one embodiment of the present invention is comprised of a flexible sheath instrument, a flexible guide instrument, and a tool. The flexible sheath instrument comprises a first instrument base removably coupleable to an instrument driver and defines a sheath instrument working lumen. The flexible guide instrument comprises... Hansen Medical Inc

Active drive mechanism for simultaneous rotation and translation

An exemplary drive apparatus may include a roller assembly and a roller support. The roller assembly may have a first continuous surface, a second continuous surface, an open configuration for receiving an elongate member, and a closed configuration for securing the elongate member in the roller assembly. The roller assembly... Hansen Medical Inc

Touch-free catheter user interface controller

A command interpreter is in communication with a wireless controller. The command interpreter is configured to identify a reference location of the wireless controller, identify a second location of the wireless controller, and determine, based on the reference location and the second location, a sequence of instrument commands configured to... Hansen Medical Inc

Rotational support for an elongate member

Various exemplary drive apparatuses and associated methods are disclosed for driving an elongated member, e.g., a guidewire or catheter. An exemplary drive apparatus for driving an elongated member may include a rotational component configured to apply a torque to the elongated member, where the rotational component is positioned a first... Hansen Medical Inc

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