Equipment

Kuka LWR4+

Kuka LWR4+ The Lightweight robot 4+ from KUKA Roboter is a 7 DoFs lightweight arm.

It is made of:

  • one robotic arm;
  • one controller;
  • one teaching pendant.

It can be programmed using its internal interface or it can be controlled using a computer over an Ethernet connection through the Fast Research Interface.
The weight of the arm is 14 kg and it can carry a payload of 14 kg. The high number of DoFs makes the redundancy a key factor for this robot.

Year of fabrication/purchase – 2011

Approximate value – 100K

da Vinci Surgical System

da vinci The da Vinci® Surgical System enables surgeons to perform operations through a few small incisions and features several key features, including:

    • Unparalleled 3D HD Visualization
      • World’s first robotic surgical system with 3D HD vision
      • Twice the effective viewing resolution provides improved clarity and detail of tissue planes and critical anatomy
      • Panoramic 16:9 aspect ratio is 30% wider, providing 20% more viewing area
      • Digital zoom reduces interference between endoscope and instruments

 

    • Enhanced Dexterity, Precision & Control
      • Precise fingertip control of fully articulating EndoWrist® Instruments
      • Motion scaling & tremor reduction
      • Patented Intuitive® Movement
      • Large range of motion robotic arms and extended length instruments enable multi-quadrant access
      • Slim, telescoping instrument arms provide better patient access and optimal port placement
      • Broad selection of 8mm and 5mm EndoWrist instruments

 

    • Superior Ergonomics
      • Optimal hand-eye alignment
      • Immersive stereo viewer
      • Comfortable seated posture

 

    • Fast, Foolproof Setup
      • Motorized Patient Cart
      • Quick-click cannula mounts for simplified patient docking
      • Integrated 4th arm for rapid deployment
      • Touchscreen scope configuration
      • Single high-speed fiber-optic connection
      • Single-use sterile adaptors with integrated drapes

 

  • Streamlined Interface
    • Integrated touchscreen   monitor
    • Telestration for improved proctoring and team communication
    • TilePro multi-input display  allows an integrated view of patient critical information
    • Intuitive status LEDs & icons

Kawasaki FS03N

Kawasaki The FS03N is a compact multi-purpose robot from the Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. Weighing just 20 kg, it is designed as a portable model at the smaller end of the range. Despite its size, the FS03N is an advanced 6-axis arm boasting the highest speed in its class. The maximum payload is 3 kg, for higher loads the behaviour of the arm is unpredictable. The Data-sheet indicates a repeatability of +/-0.05 mm while no accuracy value is stated; maximum vertical reach is 830 mm, horizontal is 700 mm. Standard equipment includes AS high-level robot language and the D70 digital controller with a teach pendant for manual control.

Remote managing of controller memory and programs is achieved with a host PC connected either via Ethernet or via serial communication (RS-232).

Furthermore the controller can receive software or physical signals (TTL logic) to manage integration and synchronization with other devices (e.g. other robots or localization systems).Year of fabrication/purchase – 2008

Approximate value – 40K

PathFinder

Pathfinder It is a 6 DoFs surgical robot for neurosurgery. It has an embedded optical localizer system with passive markers for autonomous targeting.

Year of fabrication/purchase – 2008

Approximate value – 150K

NDI Optotrack Certus

certus Optotrak Certus by NDI (Canada) is an optical localization system based on active markers technology (InfraRed Emitting Diodes – IRED).

The system is made of:

  • One position sensor;
  • One System Control Unit (SCU);
  • Communication with the host PC is achieved via Ethernet, PCI or USB;

The NDI Optotrak Certus Position Sensor is factory calibrated, optimizing accuracy in a volume of about 45 m3 with a maximum distance of 7.0 m from the position sensor.

At an optimal measuring distance of 2.25 m, the system guarantees:
Resolution: 0.01 mm
3D Accuracy: 0.15 mm

The maximum update rate is 4600 Hz but the actual frame rate depends on the number of markers connected to the system:

Real-time freq. per marker = 4600/(N+1.3), where N = number of markers

The System Control Unit can manage up to 512 markers providing the host PC with the 3D position of each marker or with the position and the orientation of a set of at least 3 markers previously defined as a rigid body.

Year of fabrication/purchase – 2008

Approximate value – 60K

NDI Aurora

Aurora Electromagnetic localizer, it can track tool in 6 DoFs in a small workspace (0.125m3).
It communicates with the host pc using a RS232 interface. The accuracy of the system is 0.5mm and the refresh rate is up to 40Hz.Year of fabrication/purchase – 2008Approximate value – 15K

NDI Polaris Vicra

Vicra Small and compact optical localizer system, it can track both active and passive markers. It has a reduced workspace and an accuracy of 0.25mm with a 20Hz refresh rate. Communication with the host pc is achieved via USB.

Year of fabrication/purchase – 2008

Approximate value – 12K

Sensable Phantom

Phantom Haptic interface

Year of fabrication/purchase – 2009

Approximate value – 2K

SpineAssist Robot

SpineAssist It is a parallel kinematic robot with 6 DoFs. Its accuracy is 0.1mm and its payload is 0.5kg.

Year of fabrication/purchase – 2010

Approximate value – 40K

BK Medical Falcon

MedicalFalcon Ultrasound system

Year of fabrication/purchase – 2008

Approximate value – 15K

ForceDimension Sigma7

Sigma The sigma.7 haptic device features some unique characteristic that make it the interface of choice for the most advanced multiple point-of-contact touch-enabled applications.
Force Feedback: the Sigma7 features a delta-based parallel structure and custom-designed motors dedicated to high-performance force-feedback.
Torque Feedback: the Sigma7 features an active wrist that produces high-fidelity torque feedback, as well as active gravity compensation.
Active grasping: the Sigma7 offers 7 active degree-of-freedom, including a grasping mechanism.
Quality: the Sigma7 is designed for superior performance – no plastic components are used for any critical mechanical component of the device for unrivaled reliability and haptic quality.
Accuracy: a dedicated procedure provides one-time, drift-free calibration.
Stiffness: due to their unique patented parallel kinematics structure, the sigma.7 haptic device offers unequaled closed loop stiffness, allowing for crisper realism.
Comfort: all Sigma7 causes minimal user fatigue, thanks to their ergonomic design and active gravity compensation.
Safety: an onboard CPU monitors velocity in real time and enables electromagnetic damping on the haptic device if a problem occurs on the host computer.
Ease-Of-Use: the Sigma7 comes with the Force Dimension SDK, which provides a simple, flexible and powerful way of developing haptic applications.

MV BlueFox Camera

bluefox The mvBlueFOX is a compact industrial CCD & CMOS camera solution for any PC with USB ports. A superior image quality makes it suited for most applications. The driver in combination with the FPGA represents a perfect team which reduces the PC load to a minimum during preprocessings like binning. The standard Hi-Speed USB interface guarantees an easy integration without any additional interface board.

  • Compact industrial CCD & CMOS cameras with USB 2.0
  • High quality sensors from VGA up to 5 Mpixels
  • 8 Mpixels memory
  • PLC-type real-time sequencer (HRTC)
  • FPGA on-board hardware LUT 10 bits to 8 bits
  • Up to 12 bits ADC
  • CMOS sensor -200w with 110 dB high dynamic range (HDR)

FOCULUS Camera

199px-NearlabFerringo_Foculus NET GmbH’s FOCULUS T SERIES opens a new horizon to digital image processing providing more features in a small form factor still maintaining the cost effectiveness and high quality. FOCULUS T SERIES models are lined up by a wide range of resolution equipped with FIREWIRETM interface and trigger to suit the need for every application. The FOCULUS T SERIES offer the highest frame rate each in its resolution range compared with products from others. The small form factor design has expanded the usage by eliminating limits currently existing due to size and weight which has broaden the application area. Large selection of cameras is available and scheduled to be added to the FOCULUS T SERIES which consist of sensors sensor sizes (1/3”, 1/2”, 1/1.8”) and resolution(VGA, XGA, SXGA, UXGA) both in color and black and white.

  • Compact industrial CCD & CMOS cameras with IEEE1394 firewire port
  • Up to 30 fps
  • Color images

Microsoft Kinect

635px-NearlabFerringo_MSKinect Kinect is a line of motion sensing input devices by Microsoft for Xbox 360 and Xbox One video game consoles and Windows PCs. Based around a webcam-style add-on peripheral, it enables users to control and interact with their console/computer without the need for a game controller, through a natural user interface using gestures and spoken commands. The first-generation Kinect was first introduced in November 2010 in an attempt to broaden Xbox 360’s audience beyond its typical gamer base. A version for Windows was released on February 1, 2012. Kinect competes with several motion controllers on other home consoles, such as Wii Remote Plus for Wii, PlayStation Move/PlayStation Eye for PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Camera for PlayStation 4.
Microsoft released Kinect software development kit for Windows 7 on June 16, 2011. This SDK was meant to allow developers to write Kinecting apps in C++/CLI, C#, or Visual Basic .NET.

  • RGB camera with 640×480 pixel resolution
  • Double depth sensor with 320×240 pixel resolution
  • Depth resolution (2m): 12mm
  • Spatial resolution (2m): 2mm
  • Ranging limit of 0,8m – 3,5m
  • Singular field of view: 57° H / 43° V

Kinect 2 ( Kinect for XBOX one)

Kinect

The Kinect sensor for Xbox One was upgraded in comparison to its predecessor for Xbox 360.

As with the original Kinect, the sensor uses infrared to read its environment, but has greater accuracy over its predecessor, processing 2 gigabits of data per second. The device features a 512×424 pixel time-of-flight camera the new sensor has an increased field of view, reducing the amount of distance needed between the player and the sensor needed for optimal Kinect performance. In comparison to the 8 feet (2.4 m) minimum of Kinect for Xbox 360, Microsoft recommended a minimum distance of 4 feet 6 inches (1.37 m). The new Kinect also includes a 1080p resolution video camera that can be used for video recording and chat, in comparison to the VGA resolution of the Xbox 360 version.

Kinect for Xbox One can track up to 6 skeletons at once, read a player’s heart rate, track gestures performed with an Xbox One Controller, and scan QR codes to redeem Xbox gift cards. The device features a four-microphone array, and can enable more extensive voice command support across the Xbox One system software than the Xbox 360 version. When the Xbox One console is in sleep mode, Kinect’s microphone can remain active, so that it can reawaken the console with a voice command

JVC everio

JVC The GS-TD1B is a Full HD 3D camcorder with 64GB internal Flash memory and an SDXC card slot offering spectacular 3D recording with 5x optical zoom! Enjoy superb 3D playback on the 3.5 touch panel LCD without the need for special glasses! The F1.2 Super Bright “JVC 3D TWIN HD GT LENS” and two Back-illuminated CMOS Sensors offer stunning 3D video with superior low-light performance, while JVC’s unique BIPHONIC audio technology reproduces dynamic 3D SOUND. Packed with a range of features that provide easy 3D shooting for everyone.

  • 3D Full Recording of HD 1920×1080
  • Advanced Image Stabilizer Works in 2D and 3D
  • 5x Optical Zoom (3D) / 10x Optical Zoom (2D) / 200x Digital Zoom (2D)
  • 3.5″ Glasses Free 3D Touch Panel LCD
  • JVC 3D TWIN HD GT LENS
  • Super LoLux with F1.2 Super Bright Lenses & Back-Illuminated CMOS Sensors
  • 64GB built-in memory and Memory Card Slot for SDXC/SDHC/SD
  • 34Mbps(3D)/24Mbps (2D)High bit rate recording
  • 3D SOUND (JVC’s BIPHONIC Technology)

LEAP MOTION

leap_motion The Leap Motion controller is a small USB peripheral device which is designed to be placed on a physical desktop, facing upward. It can also be mounted onto a virtual reality headset. Using two monochromatic IR cameras and three infrared LEDs, the device observes a roughly hemispherical area, to a distance of about 1 meter. The LEDs generate pattern-less IR light and the cameras generate almost 200 frames per second of reflected data. This is then sent through a USB cable to the host computer, where it is analyzed by the Leap Motion software using “complex maths” in a way that has not been disclosed by the company, in some way synthesizing 3D position data by comparing the 2D frames generated by the two cameras. In a 2013 study, the overall average accuracy of the controller was shown to be 0.7 millimeters.

The smaller observation area and higher resolution of the device differentiates the product from the Kinect, which is more suitable for whole-body tracking in a space the size of a living room. In a demonstration to CNET, the controller was shown to perform tasks such as navigating a website, using pinch-to-zoom gestures on maps, high-precision drawing, and manipulating complex 3D data visualizations

PHILIPS 3D LED TV

204px-NearlabFerringo_PhilipsLEDTV The LED TV from Philips comes with the 3D support included. The active glasses allow the user to see the motion in 3D as it was in reality. It is a great improvement in microsurgery, where the small field of view could be enhanced without compromising the result, thanks to the 3D reproduction.

  • Display: LED Full HD
  • Diagonal screen size (metric): 117 cm
  • Diagonal screen size (inch): 46 inch
  • Panel resolution: 1920 x 1080p
  • 3D:
    •3D Max Clarity 400
    •2 Player Full Screen Gaming*
    •2D to 3D conversion
    •Auto 3D detection
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Brightness: 400 cd/m²
  • Dynamic screen contrast: 500,000:1
  • Picture enhancement:
    •Pixel Plus HD
    •400 Hz Perfect Motion Rate