As part of the 3D Guidance® product suite, the driveBAY™ and trakSTAR™ electromagnetic (EM) tracking systems deliver exceptional performance and value. They provide highly accurate, unobstructed 6DOF (six-degrees-of-freedom) tracking of reusable sensors embedded into surgical tools, probes, and needles. Both systems can simultaneously track up to four EM tools and support interchangeable sensor sizes.
Ready-to-use configuration supports easy and cost-effective integration into simulators and trainers. The tracking volume, measurement rate, sensors and software interface can also be adapted to your unique system requirements.
Biopsy Needle Guidance
Localize and track the 3D position and trajectory of the tip of the biopsy needle during a training procedure by integrating our reusable needle with an embedded sensor, then attaching another sensor to an ultrasound probe.
Guide therapeutic probes as part of laparoscopic navigation training and dynamically track needle tips for precise targeting and delivery of radiotherapy.
Visualize the position and orientation of probes, graspers, punches, and shavers within a virtual joint for training of precise tool placement and development of visual-spatial dexterity.
Track the approach, angle, and movement of laparoscopic instruments within virtual and/or lifelike organs for training in various surgical techniques across various medical procedures.
GI Endoscopy and Bronchoscopy
Localize and guide rigid and flexible scopes through virtual bronchial airways, intestinal loops, and other anatomical tracts to develop user hand-eye coordination and scope maneuvering skills.
Lumbar Puncture and Epidural
Track the position and trajectory of the needle inside the phantom to replicate safe epidural needle injection and catheter placement as well as lumbar puncture and cerebrospinal fluid collection.
The 3D Guidance product suite utilizes three main components consisting of the electronics unit, sensors, and transmitter. Together they allow for the most subtle of tool movements to be instantly tracked and visualized within the simulation or training interface.
A preamplifier embedded inside the electronics unit amplifies and digitizes the signal (current) relayed from the sensor coil. The electronics unit calculates the sensor position and orientation data and communicates this data to the host computer.
The sensor consists of a small coil in which a small signal is induced when the sensor enters the EM field.
The transmitter emits a low-intensity, time-varying EM field that establishes the measurement volume in combination with the sensor. Low latency and fast update rates allow sensor position and orientation data to integrate instantly and seamlessly within medical imaging software.
|Accuracy – 6DOF Sensor|
|Position||1.40 mm RMS||1.40 mm RMS|
|Orientation||0.50° RMS||0.50° RMS|
|Number of Sensors||Four (4) 6DOF per unit (up to 32 sensors)||Four (4) 6DOF per unit (up to 8 sensors)|
|Measurement Rate||80 Hz default,
user-configurable from 20-255 Hz
|80 Hz default,
user-configurable from 20-255 Hz
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Dimensions||290 mm x 184 mm x 64 mm||180 mm x 147 mm x 41 mm
(Fits a 5.25-inch PC drive bay)
|Weight||1.31 kg||0.84 kg|
|Power & Interface|
|Power||100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz||Molex Power Connector; +12 V: 1.6 A nominal, 2.9 A maximum; +5V: 600 mA nominal|
Learn more about each component and performance capabilities in the 16-page brochure.
Build a trainer with the advantage of a navigated needle, engineered for the extensive use training environments demand.
Needle tip tracking provides precise 3D guidance to access difficult targets for applications such as ablations, core tissue biopsies, drainages, fluid aspirations, therapeutic deliveries, vascular access, and anesthesia.
The tracking component features a two-part system: a 6DOF ridged electromagnetic sensor and a titanium needle. The sensor can be easily inserted into the titanium needle and then securely fastened with a luer lock. Following extensive use, the needle can be disposed of and affordability replaced.
Learn more about how NDI can support your applications
NDI tracking and measurement products (listed below) 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 use of NDI products or technologies in any application.