Sensei X Robotic Catheter System Offers Improved EP Planning, Workflow

 

September 16, 2009

Hansen Medical's next generation Sensei X Robotic Catheter System provides physicians with improved electrophysiology (EP) procedural planning and workflow, and enhancements in catheter control within the heart during EP procedures. During clinical evaluations, physicians indicated that the Sensei X system and the Artisan Extend control catheter improved their technical capabilities during EP procedures, while continuing to reduce radiation exposure to both patient and physician.

The Sensei X system is a flexible robotic platform that integrates advanced levels of 3D catheter control with 3D visualization, a synergistic technology combination that provides accuracy and stability to the physician. It supports the new Artisan Extend control catheter, which increases the reachability and navigation properties of the existing Artisan catheter by offering more than 20 percent improvement in both bend and reach. As a result, physicians have the ability to place catheters deliberately and accurately within the heart. In addition, the Artisan Extend catheter offers improvements in setup and workflow, designed to improve usability and reduce procedure time.

The Sensei X platform also supports Hansen Medical’s CoHesion 3D Visualization Module, which integrates the 3D motion control of the Sensei X system with the 3D visualization of the St. Jude Medical EnSite system. Two features of the Sensei X system designed to improve procedural planning and workflow include Workspace Visualization, an enhancement that allows physicians to see the catheter’s reach on a 3D map prior to navigation, and EndoView, a feature that allows physicians to quickly change the orientation to a standard endoscopic view.

The Sensei X received FDA clearance in September 2009.

For more information: www.hansenmedical.com.