Last updated on March 2018

Foot Controlled Robotic Endoscope Enabled Robot FESS


Brief description of study

To evaluate the safety and feasibility of a Foot Controlled Robotic Endoscope Enabled Robot (FREE) in performing functional endoscopic sinus surgery to answer the two key questions:

  1. Is the FREE robot feasible to use in patients for endoscopic sinus surgery?
  2. Is the FREE robot safe to use in patients for endoscopic sinus surgery?

Detailed Study Description

Through previous cadaver experiments we have demonstrated and experimentally validated a new foot-controlled robotic endoscope holder prototype that allows the surgeon to directly manipulate surgical instruments with both hands at all times. The conducted ex-vivo cadaver test, corroborated the feasibility of the robotic prototype. However the next step requires further clinical trials to evaluate its use in endoscopic sinus surgery in patients that is the purpose of this study

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03454607

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