Imminent Unveiling of First Single-Use HD Rigid Camera Scope Chip on a Tip

Salt Lake device company Olive Medical will perform the first public demonstration of its SkopEon Single-Use HD Rigid Camera Scope “chip on the tip” technology at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2013 Technical Exhibits October 7-9 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

Background

We last covered Olive Medical back in January when it announced the launch of its 1080p HD all in one camera system for use in the office.

Now the company is preparing us for its SkopEon single use combined chip on the tip rigid camera scope. In a press release, Olive Medical tells us that the SkopEon platform technology provides a new camera, new light source without a separate light cable, and new optics for every procedure, thereby eliminating the fragile telescope while solving many of “pain points” for the surgeon and staff that are associated with using expensive visualization equipment.

Addressing one of the bigger issues in achieving operative visualization, SkopEon lighting technology reduces the heat at the Camera Scope tip. All in all they’re hoping their device will prove a better way to achieve visualization in minimally invasive (MIS) procedures, while at the same time reducing costs for laparoscopic cases.

No light source degradation, scope optics scratching, light cable aggravation or sterile processing with the SkopEon Single Use HD Rigid Camera Scope.

As yet the system remains unapproved for sale in the United States.  No doubt the company’s forthcoming public demonstration will provide it with enough feedback to know whether its the SkopEon single use offering achieves that image quality that has evaded previous attempts at disposable visualisation systems.