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Electromagnetic Tracking Integration & Customization

Tailor NDI’s electromagnetic tracking solutions to your unique tracking application with diverse customization and integration options.

OEM Product Requirements, Processes, And Timelines

The Aurora® and 3D Guidance® electromagnetic tracking solutions can be seamlessly integrated with OEM medical devices, bringing 3D tracking into their application workflows

Many aspects of NDI’s hardware components and tools are customizable, so that the final tracking application, as well as development and integration work, best meet the OEM’s product requirements, processes, and timelines. In addition, our software packages allow customers to easily configure and characterize both ready-to-use and developer kit tools.

NDI combines flexible customization options with a hands-on integration approach, working closely with your team to navigate the possibilities, and bring your tracking application to market.

Aurora Customization Options

Almost every component and sensor of the Aurora® solution can be customized to meet challenging tracking requirements for the most intricate OEM surgical applications. The medical device OEM decides the level of customization and extent to which they integrate Aurora® components within their image-guided surgery or interventional systems.

With medical procedures becoming increasingly complex, most medical device OEM customers choose to maximize the customization options provided by the Aurora®. In such cases, the Aurora components seem to ‘disappear’ into the OEM medical system, its capabilities merging seamlessly with that of the OEM host application.

  • Customized field generators are part of the system workflow.
  • Customized electronic components allow for different system configurations.
  • Customized sensors and tools for unique tracking requirements.
  • Customized services including tool design, sub-tool assembly, and tool characterization.

Electronic components are available in both enclosed and PCB versions to facilitate standalone applications and easy integration into OEM carts, respectively.

3D Guidance Customization Options

The 3D Guidance solution is designed for immediate integration and use. Its electronics units and transmitters come ready to integrate, and its sensors are fully assembled. The driveBAY electronics unit fits seamlessly into the drive bay of a computer, OEM imaging cart, or training phantom. The trakSTAR electronics unit is a standalone unit that draws its own power.

Both the Mid-Range and Short-Range Transmitters can be mounted to—and even inside—the OEM interventional system or trainer. Although it may offer fewer customization options than the Aurora solution, the 3D Guidance solution still provides numerous ways in which it can be tailored to the medical device customer’s system form factor and tracking requirements

Why Partner With NDI?

NDI is proud to be the industry pioneer and the world’s leading manufacturer of optical measurement and electromagnetic tracking technology solutions. We’ve been a long-standing partner of the industry’s top medical device OEMs, in some cases, for more than 20 straight years. In fact, nearly 90% of all surgical navigation systems on the market incorporate our technologies. That trust in our solutions is something we work tirelessly to uphold. Our solutions are designed with ease and speed of integration in mind, boasting flexible customization options to meet your most challenging tracking requirements. Decades of technical expertise, lifetime technical support, dedicated account management, scalable manufacturing, and continuous product innovation make NDI the partner of choice to help bring your tracking applications—and industry breakthroughs—to market.

Commitment To Quality

NDI is committed to monitoring customer feedback and meeting customer requirements, maintaining customer satisfaction and regulatory compliance in the markets we serve. Our Quality Management System processes are intended to support our goal of demonstrating excellence in the design, development, manufacture, distribution, and servicing of safe and effective innovative measurement solutions.

Our solutions comply with several global regulatory and quality standards: ISO 9001, ISO 13485, UL, CSA, EC; adhere to REACH and RoHS directives; and are capable of being compliant with IEC 60601-1 (3rd Edition).

Navigate New Possibilities

NDI stays the course with its partners, ensuring that they get to market faster. We understand that system design is only one piece of your complex path to market. Through our dedicated account management, integration, and technical support teams, we invest in all stages of the product development life cycle- from initial concept creation, through subsystem design, cost, performance optimizations, and the critically important high-volume factory calibration process.

EM Technology

Technology Overview

NDI’s Aurora and 3D Guidance electromagnetic (EM) tracking solutions technology generate a defined EM field in which EM micro-sensors are tracked requiring no line of sight.

EM Products

EM Products

NDI’s Aurora and 3D Guidance electromagnetic (EM) tracking solutions technology generate a defined EM field in which EM micro-sensors are tracked requiring no line of sight.

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Learn more about NDI’s optical measurement and electromagnetic tracking solutions through our collection of videos, articles and datasheets. Navigate the possibilities for your unique OEM surgical instrument.

Legal Disclaimer
NDI tracking and measurement products are general metrology components that can be integrated into customer products, research experiments, and/or as components of medical devices that require precision measurement and tracking. While NDI components and technology can be integrated into original equipment manufacturer (OEM) medical devices, they are not specifically intended for a given application and, as such, have not been developed or manufactured in accordance with medical device standards. It remains the responsibility of the OEM customer or end-user to determine and test the suitability of NDI components and technology for their intended use, including performing any required ethics approval, verification, and validation required to demonstrate suitability and compliance. System-level testing, certification, and validation are the responsibility of the original equipment manufacturer or the applicable end-user and should be completed prior to the use of NDI products or technologies in any application.