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La Tronche, France

Endocontrol | Date: 2011-02-01

Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments, artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; suture materials; furniture especially made for medical purposes, surgical cutlery, orthopedic footwear.

Mauna Kea Technologies, French National Center for Scientific Research and Endocontrol | Date: 2013-04-08

A miniaturized scanning system to generate movement of a flexible device positioned at a distal part of a medical tool. The miniaturized scanning system includes an inner shaft with a longitudinal axis, adapted to guide said flexible device along the longitudinal axis, an abutment comprising an external surface and adapted to maintain said device, and a pusher mechanism adapted to engage with said abutment. The miniaturized scanning system includes at least one end portion adapted to contact said external surface of the abutment at a contact point, wherein said end portion is configured to translate along said longitudinal axis of the inner shaft and wherein the translation of said end portion results in a bending of the device in a bending plane defined by the longitudinal axis of the inner shaft and said contact point.

University Pierre, Marie Curie, Endocontrol, Mauna Kea Technologies and French National Center for Scientific Research | Date: 2012-06-25

The invention relates to an endoscopic instrument (

Vidal C.,EndoControl | Menudet J.F.,EndoControl | Cinquin P.,French National Center for Scientific Research | Troccaz J.,French National Center for Scientific Research | And 5 more authors.
IRBM | Year: 2010

This article presents work carried out as part of the robot sécurisé d'assistance à la chirurgie endoscopique (Rosace) project (funding ANR TecSan06), involving both academic and clinical partners along with an industrial partner in charge of technology integration. The main subject is a lightweight and compact robot for assistance in the endoscopic surgery field. The goal of the project has been to improve then transfer on a medical-grade product some technologies initially developed by the two academic partners. These technologies are: a first prototype of a robotic endoscope holder, an original method for visual servoing based on instrument tracking and some work done on comanipulation concept which consists in synergic interaction between robot and user. In accordance with the initial goals, major improvements have been obtained on these three aspects of the project. Robotic architecture improvement has contributed to enhance robot's versatility while robot command has been made more efficient and simple to use thanks to instrument tracking and comanipulation. After this 3-year project, initial prototype has turned into a commercially available product integrating (or that will integrate in a few months) these new technologies. © 2010 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved. Source

Endocontrol | Date: 2012-08-24

The invention relates to a surgical instrument comprising: a distal tool (

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