This system composes of a 2 DOF proximal flexible section and a 2-DOF distal articulated wrist structure. It has a large visual coverage inside the maxillary sinus and offers enhanced torsional stiffness to minimize unpredictable view rotations. It can be used as a standalone hand-held device or installed on a robotic platform with gravitational force compensation to minimize surgeon’s fatigue.
Existing commercially available endoscopes for sinus surgery are predominantly rigid, which makes it difficult for surgeons to access and observe the narrow spaces of the sinus region, particular in the maxillary sinus.
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