Great strides in healthcare have been made with technology applied to medical research and procedures. Revware products are used in a wide range of medical applications:
Guided Surgery – Position Validation – Motion Tracking
Because articulated arm telemetry drives accurate, reproducible results without line-of-sight issues, surgeons at top hospitals can perform delicate operations with MicroScribe-integrated guided systems.
Revware’s MicroScribe portable CMMs have been used in the development and exploration of many types of medical procedures which require accurate positional and shape data including:
- Track movement and bone position during delicate reconstructive procedures such as hip/knee replacements
- Validate and align robotic surgical systems
- Position and orient ultrasound transducers and other types of probes including radiation therapy devices
- Collect comparative landmark data for custom-fitted prosthetics
The study of the kinematics of human joint anatomy has revolutionized joint repair and replacement surgeries. Using MRI and CT scans, cross-referenced with 3D data acquired using MicroScribe digitizers, medical researchers are able to digitally map, then analyze the structure, attachments, and repair footprints of injured joints as well as previous surgical sites.
One of the challenges of certain medical devices is fitting to the individual patient. Shoes, joint braces, prosthetics, and wheelchair seating cushions all have to interact with the particular patient’s body in a comfortable and safe way. Custom fitting of such devices can be a challenge as three-dimensional organic curves are involved not simple or prismatic shapes. Revware has provided solutions to many leaders in the fields of medical, fitted devices. Capturing the shape required for a good fit can be easily accomplished with the MicroScribe digitizer and one of many software packages.