FreeHand puts the surgeon in direct control of the scope position.
The scope is moved by the hands-free controller, worn on a head band or attached to a surgical cap, and an activation pedal. Mounted on the stack next to the monitor, an indicator unit shows the direction selected for the scope movement.
The surgeon simply selects the direction of tilt and pan using head movements, then initiates the movement using the activation pedal. As soon as the foot is removed from the pedal the movement stops. The scope is now held stationary until the pedal is pressed again, providing completely stable, rock steady visualisation.
To zoom the scope in or out of the port, a swift tap on the activation pedal changes FreeHand to 'zoom mode', illuminating the zoom mode status, shown by a triangle in the lower right corner of the indicator. Once again movement is initiated when the foot pedal is pressed and ceases when it is released.
The speed of scope movement can be adjusted via the speed selector panel. There are three speeds available.
The FreeHand system uses single use sterile desposables that are easy to fit. This allows the system to be used in back to back procedures without the need for separate sterilisation procedures to take place.
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