The video demonstrates a direct drive endoscopic system for endoluminal and NOTES applications. The unit consists of a rail platform in a three channel, variably stiffening guide sheeth that accepts a pediatric endoscope and two 4 mm instruments. The drive handles glide on the rail platform transmitting hand motion to the instrument tip, imparting five degrees of freedeom. An additional two degrees of freedom is imparted by the guide sheath.
Christopher C. Thompson, M.D., Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Marvin Ryou, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Richard I. Rothstein, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Derek G. Fong, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Reina D. Pai, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Paul Smith, B.S., Boston Scientific Corp.
Barry D. Weitzner, B.S., Boston Scientific Corp.