Ophthalmology requires extreme precision – especially when operating medical devices. Since surgeons and surgical staff often have both hands full, medical devices are usually operated by foot controls, preferably wireless. A very high degree of precision must be guaranteed at all times. The steute foot switches have been developed especially for these requirements – and provide users with maximum fitness for purpose.
Phacoemulsification requires extreme concentration from surgeons: they have to work very precisely and to coordinate different device functions via the human-machine interface. The steute phaco foot control meets these high demands without exception.
The flexible (wireless) foot switches from steute provide the highest degree of operational and ergonomic comfort for ophthalmological applications. The pedal travel and the actuation force can be individually adjusted. In addition, programmable pressure points provide precise tactile feedback. The foot switch can be configured according to the individual needs of the surgeon in order to guarantee high concentration levels while working.
The steute product range includes multi-functional controls with dual linear pedals or joysticks, foot switches with wireless signal transmission, and rocker switches which facilitate rapid changing between two different functions.
Optional features of the new series include wireless signal transmission via a wireless protocol developed by steute especially for the requirements of medical equipment. Another option is combination with an external laser switch for the treatment of retinal detachment (retinal ablation). The foot control can be customised regarding colour, logo, etc.
The ergonomic design and multiple adjustments and settings of this special foot control enable surgeons in the sensitive area of phacoemulsification to work precisely and comfortably.