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FreeHand Cobot

Offering the benefits of robotic precision and control to all laparoscopic surgery

While delivering improved patient outcomes by
MASTERING YOUR VISION

Excellent surgical outcomes are achieved through the dedicated work of surgeons, OR teams and hospital staff enabling the best patient care possible.  The Freehand team shares this goal and through hard work and experience of over a decade and 15 000 cases, we have developed new collaborative robots (COBOTs), that are FDA & CE certified, to bring the benefit of robotic assistance to every laparoscopic and thorascopic procedure. 

FreeHand Assisted Surgery uses the Robotic Camera Controller to provide a clear, rock steady image, where the surgeon has full and precise control enabling optimal efficiency in the operating field. The affordability, fast set-up time and ability to integrate seamlessly into existing ORs does not disrupt the workflow or standard procedure steps.  Its reliability and ease of use makes FreeHand Assisted Surgery available to everyone.

At Freehand we strongly believe that optimising the operating room working environment and supporting surgical performance brings better patient outcomes.
For over a decade we have used our know-how, creating enhanced robotic solutions taking into consideration today’s surgical and healthcare reality.
General surgery

General surgery

Gynaecology

Gynaecology

 Urology

Urology

Thoracic surgery

Thoracic surgery

FreeHand Benefits

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    Mastering your vision

    FreeHand robots provide a rock steady picture.

    • Precise movement IMC
    • Safe key position RMA
    • Easier surgical area detection IMC
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    Increase your control

    • Eliminating the need for a camera holding assistant. Removing the stress of bilateral communication IMC
    • Offering a more extensive range of movement IMC
    • Adapting to current practice, modular design RMA
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    Reduce surgical time

    • Surgeon is in control IMC
    • Tremor free image RMA
    • Reduce camera cleaning (minimising tissue contact compared with human) IMC
    • Allowing an immediate return of the laparoscope to the current operating position QRM
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    Optimise team ergonomics

    • Reduces pain experienced from holding the laparoscope SRA
    • Reduces eyes fatigue in HD and nausea in 3D
    • Increases manoeuvrability in the surgical field SRA
    • Relieves OR team workload
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    Increase Both patient & staff safety

    • Reliable and safe motion drive control technology IMC
    • Allows social distancing in the OR
    • Reduces exposure to aerosol generated particles due to fewer lens cleans
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    Instinctive to use

    • Short learning curve IMC
    • Goniometric targeting LED arm placement system Goniometric Targeting System
    • Adapts to any camera from 5 to 10mm diameter QRM
    • Flexibility of placement on OR table rail QRM
    • Integrates seamlessly into existing ORs to adapt to surgeon's standard procedure RMA
    • Great teaching tool
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    Cost effective

    • Makes the most of investment in HD and/or 3D laparoscopes
    • No sterilisation needed SPP
    • Optimises human resources, allowing highly trained staff to conduct other urgent clinical tasks.
    • Reduces total surgical time and corresponding cost
    • Available at any time including emergencies
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    Improves patient outcomes

    • Offering a smoother & safer pivot point compared to handheld laparoscopes and hence avoids the known dragging effect
    • Less post-operative complications
    • Up to half a day shorter length of stay
    • Fewer post-operative visits

FreeHand Features

Freehands's COBOTs are CE marked and FDA registered along with other certifications. So far two collaborative robots have been developed to adapt to a surgeon's needs.

Vista for urological, upper GI and bariatric surgeries

Panorama for gynaecological, colorectal and thoracic surgeries.

Vista
Tilt

90° continuous

-20° to +70° relative to horizontal plane of RMA

Pan

180° rotation (-90° to +90° in each direction)

Zoom

118mm continuous (scope advance or withdrawal through port)

Panorama
Tilt

160° continuous

-80° to +80° relative to horizontal plane of RMA

Pan

360° complete rotation (-180° to +180° in each direction)

Zoom

118mm continuous (scope advance or withdrawal through port)

Robotic Motion Assembly

The Robotic Motion Assembly (RMA) comprises the headset, the indicator unit and the footswitch.

FreeHand Headset

Worn on the surgeon's head during the operation, the headset is used to select the direction in which the surgeon wants the camera to move.  With a simple head movement, the correct direction appears on the indicator unit, and the surgeon uses the footswitch to activate the system, moving the camera in the desired direction.

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FreeHand Headset – Hands Free Control Unit
 
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FreeHand Indicator Unit

FreeHand Indicator Unit

This unit sits above the camera display screen and indicates the current direction and setting that the FreeHand system is in. When the headset is moved, the change of direction is registered on the indicator display so that the surgeon can see which way the camera will move before engaging the footswitch.

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FreeHand Footswitch

The FreeHand system footswitch is used to activate movement. Once the surgeon has chosen the direction of travel and depressed the footswitch, the scope view will move in the desired direction. With a quick tap, the system switches between the Zoom and Tilt functions, allowing the surgeon to view whatever they need.

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FreeHand Footswitch
 

Smart Robotic Arm

Smart Robotic Arm (SRA) provides a rock steady platform that delivers a tremor free image.

It has a slim design providing a low-profile footprint and more manoeuvrability for the surgeon within the operating field.

The LED Goniometric targeting system makes the SRA set-up quick and easy allowing for optimal positioning and movement of the laparoscope before and during surgery.

A 3-joint quick release mechanism (QRM) controlled through the black knob allows for easy and fast positioning for all types of patient and surgeries.

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FreeHand Quick Release Mechanism

 

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Vista box

An OR table rail quick coupling mechanism (QCM) that provides a strong attachment to any part of the operating table rail, allowing a fast and adjustable set-up.

Instinctive Motion Control technology

Instinctive Motion Control technology (IMC) allows all the components to work together using Infra-red communication enabling the surgeon to move the laparoscope in a hands-free manner.

 

IMC provides a highly responsive, reliable, error free and user-friendly platform combining a simple 2-stage function (natural head and foot movements) to ensure a very short learning curve.
IMC has 3 speed settings to choose from.

 

Sterile Patient Pack

Both systems VISTA & PANORAMA work with a sterile patient pack (SPP) ensuring an optimal sterile surgical field.

Laparoscope Quick Release Clip

The FreeHand laparoscope quick release clip (LQRC) has an adjustable clamp to enable a range of laparoscope sizes to be used (from 5mm to 10mm diameter) while allowing manual rotation of the scope. The LQRC design also means that the laparoscope re-engages in precisely the same position after lens cleaning.

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Quick Release Clip

Laparoscope Quick Release Clip

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Zoom module

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FreeHand Sterile Sleeve

Sterile sleeve

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