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Offering the benefits of robotic precision and control to all laparoscopic surgery

While delivering improved patient outcomes by
MASTERING YOUR VISION

 
 

Excellent surgical outcomes are achieved through the dedicated work of surgeons, OR teams and hospital staff enabling the best patient care possible.  The Freehand team shares this goal and through hard work and experience of over a decade and 15 000 cases, we have developed new collaborative robots (COBOTs), that are FDA & CE certified, to bring the benefit of robotic assistance to every laparoscopic and thoracoscopic procedure. 

FreeHand Assisted Surgery uses the Robotic Camera Controller to provide a clear, rock steady image, where the surgeon has full and precise control enabling optimal efficiency in the operating field. The affordability, fast set-up time and ability to integrate seamlessly into existing ORs does not disrupt the workflow or standard procedure steps.  Its reliability and ease of use makes FreeHand Assisted Surgery available to everyone.

At Freehand we strongly believe that optimising the operating room working environment and supporting surgical performance brings better patient outcomes.
For over a decade we have used our know-how, creating enhanced robotic solutions taking into consideration today’s surgical and healthcare reality.
General surgery

General surgery

Gynaecology

Gynaecology

 Urology

Urology

Thoracic surgery

Thoracic surgery

FreeHand Benefits

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    Mastering your vision

    FreeHand robots provide a rock steady picture.

    • Precise movement IMC
    • Safe key position RMA
    • Easier surgical area detection IMC
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    Increase your control

    • Eliminating the need for a camera holding assistant. Removing the stress of bilateral communication IMC
    • Offering a more extensive range of movement IMC
    • Adapting to current practice, modular design RMA
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    Reduce surgical time

    • Surgeon is in control IMC
    • Tremor free image RMA
    • Reduce camera cleaning (minimising tissue contact compared with human) IMC
    • Allowing an immediate return of the laparoscope to the current operating position
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    Optimise team ergonomics

    • Reduces pain experienced from holding the laparoscope RMA
    • Reduces eyes fatigue in HD and nausea in 3D
    • Increases manoeuvrability in the surgical field RMA
    • Relieves OR team workload
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    Increase Both patient & staff safety

    • Reliable and safe motion drive control technology IMC
    • Allows social distancing in the OR
    • Reduces exposure to aerosol generated particles due to fewer lens cleans
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    Instinctive to use

    • Short learning curve IMC
    • Goniometric targeting LED arm placement system Goniometric Targeting System
    • Adapts to any camera from 5 to 10mm diameter
    • Flexibility of placement on OR table rail
    • Integrates seamlessly into existing ORs to adapt to surgeon's standard procedure RMA
    • Great teaching tool
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    Cost effective

    • Makes the most of investment in HD and/or 3D laparoscopes
    • No sterilisation needed SPP
    • Optimises human resources, allowing highly trained staff to conduct other urgent clinical tasks.
    • Reduces total surgical time and corresponding cost
    • Available at any time including emergencies
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    Improves patient outcomes

    • Offering a smoother & safer pivot point compared to handheld laparoscopes and hence avoids the known dragging effect
    • Less post-operative complications
    • Up to half a day shorter length of stay
    • Fewer post-operative visits

FreeHand Features

FreeHands's COBOTs are CE marked and FDA registered along with other certifications. So far two collaborative robots have been developed to adapt to a surgeon's needs.

Vista for urological, upper GI and bariatric surgeries

Panorama for gynaecological, colorectal and thoracic surgeries.

Vista
FreeHand Vista robot tilt

Tilt

90° continuous

-20° to +70° relative to horizontal plane of RMA

FreeHand Vista robot pan

Pan

180° rotation (-90° to +90° in each direction)

FreeHand Vista robot zoom

Zoom

118mm continuous (scope advance or withdrawal through port)

Panorama
FreeHand Panorama robot tilt

Tilt

160° continuous

-80° to +80° relative to horizontal plane of RMA

FreeHand Panorama robot pan

Pan

360° complete rotation (-180° to +180° in each direction)

FreeHand Panorama robot zoom

Zoom

118mm continuous (scope advance or withdrawal through port)

Instinctive Motion Control

The Instinctive Motion Control (IMC) technology comprises the headset, indicator unit and footswitch.

It provides a highly responsive, reliable, error free and user-friendly surgeon interface. Control is achieved with a simple 2-stage process; natural head movements set direction and the footswitch engages movement. There are 3 speed settings to suit the procedure and the surgeons preferred technique. This simplicity ensures a very short learning curve.

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Surgeon performing laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery with motion components highlighted.

FreeHand Headset

FreeHand Headset

The headset is used to select the direction in which the surgeon wants the camera to move.  

FreeHand Indicator Unit

FreeHand Indicator Unit

With a simple head movement, the selected direction appears on the indicator unit.

FreeHand Footswitch

FreeHand Footswitch

The footswitch is used to activate movement.

Robotic Motion Assembly

The Robotic Motion Assembly (RMA) provides a rock steady platform that delivers a tremor-free image.

The slim design profile respects the surgeons workspace with a non-invasive presence while being lightweight and easy to deploy.

The high range of movement when positioning allows the device to blend seamlessly into the surgical field without obstructing the operating team. It is able to adapt to their preferred techniques, all types of minimally invasive surgery and patient differences.

The LED Goniometric targeting system makes the RMA set-up quick and easy allowing for optimal positioning and movement of the laparoscope.

Sterile Patient Pack

Both systems Vista & Panorama work with the same sterile patient pack (SPP).

Sterile Patient Pack

The sterile patient pack (SPP) consists of two boxes:

  • Zoom Module & Laparoscope Quick Release Clip (LQRC) – Designed so the laparoscope re-engages in precisely the same position after lens cleaning, saving time.
  • Sterile Sleeve – Covers the RMA to maintain sterile environment
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FreeHand Surgeon Laparoscopic Zoom Module

Laparoscope Quick Release Clip & Zoom Module

 

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Sterile sleeve

                Sterile Sleeve

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