Synaptive Medical announced that its U.S. and Canadian Modus V robotic digital microscope now includes updates such as additional 3D visualization and voice-activated control.
The Modus V is a robotically controlled digital microscope used as part of Synaptive’s BrightMatter surgical suite designed for less invasive, patient-specific approaches in complex cranial procedures. The Modus V provides similar services for minimally invasive spinal procedures, according to a news release. It was added to the BrightMatter platform in 2017.
The microscope has a robotic arm designed to move based on positions of tracked surgical instruments, allowing surgeons to operate without having to adjust the microscope.
Synaptive Medical’s updates now feature voice-activated control to augment the automation of the system, including auto-focus control and hands-free camera positioning using tracked instruments. Its 4K 3D digital monitor also allows for a more efficient microsurgery process.
The Toronto-based company said it plans to market the Modus V platform’s new features in select regions globally after the initial release in the U.S. and Canadian markets.
“These new features unlock the platform’s use for a wide range of cranial and spinal procedures, supporting our commitment to provide surgeons the tools and information they need to deliver less invasive care for their patients,” Synaptive Medical president & co-founder Cameron Piron said in a news release.
“Integrating voice control is a modern approach to connecting surgeons with their technologies in a way that allows them to maximize the benefits of the system to provide better surgical treatment,” added Synaptive Medical director of surgical product management Brad Fernald.
In October 2019, Synaptive Medical entered into a co-marketing agreement with Stryker (NYSE:SYK) for the expansion of an existing co-marketing agreement that was originally focused on BrightMatter Plan surgical planning technology. The latest agreement adds access to the Modus V for visualization in minimally invasive spinal procedures.