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NDI Navigation Markers – Detect OEM Instruments with Pinpoint Accuracy

Navigation markers are a key component of the Polaris® optical navigation solution. When attached to OEM instruments, navigation markers function as triangulation points for the instrument within the treatment space. This is due to the marker’s unique retro-reflective surface, which allows the Polaris optical tracker to ‘see’ it during tracking. The navigation marker and the Polaris optical tracker work together to localize, detect, and track OEM instruments with pinpoint accuracy.

NDI’s passive markers include the NDI Passive Sphere™ (for snap-fit posts), the Disposable Reflective Marker Sphere (for Brainlab threaded posts), and the Radix™ Lens.

Snap-Fit Sphere

The NDI Passive Sphere is a single-use, sterile 11.8 mm passive marker sphere compatible with instruments with snap-fit mounting posts.

Radix Lens

A wipeable, retro-reflective lens for use with optical navigation applications. The smooth plastic surface makes it highly impervious to liquid and particulate contamination.

Threaded Sphere
(Brainlab® Systems Only)

A single-use, sterile 13 mm passive marker sphere for use with Brainlab image-guided surgery systems and instruments with threaded posts.

Active Markers

The Polaris optical tracker detects the infrared light emitted by the active markers and calculates the position and orientation of tools that incorporate them.

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.