US 10,376,328 B2
Surgical probe with an integrated motion sensor
Steven T. Charles, Memphis, TN (US); and Tammo Heeren, Aliso Viejo, CA (US)
Assigned to Novartis AG, Basel (CH)
Filed by Novartis AG, Basel (CH)
Filed on Aug. 21, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/681,878.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/379,318, filed on Aug. 25, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2018/0055592 A1, Mar. 1, 2018
Int. Cl. A61B 3/10 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 34/00 (2016.01); A61B 34/20 (2016.01); A61F 9/007 (2006.01); A61F 9/008 (2006.01); A61F 9/009 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 34/77 (2016.02) [A61F 9/009 (2013.01); A61F 9/00727 (2013.01); A61F 9/00736 (2013.01); A61F 9/00821 (2013.01); A61B 3/1005 (2013.01); A61B 34/71 (2016.02); A61B 2017/00075 (2013.01); A61B 2034/2048 (2016.02); A61F 2009/00874 (2013.01)] 22 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A surgical probe system, comprising:
a laser surgical probe having an instrument tip that delivers laser power to an eye;
at least one motion sensor located within the laser surgical probe that measures movement and orientation data; and
a processor that:
determines movement and orientation of the instrument tip based on the movement and orientation data; and
adjusts the laser power of the surgical probe based on the movement and orientation of the instrument tip to affect a predetermined surgical outcome;
wherein when the laser probe delivers continuous laser power, the processor:
increases the laser power if faster movement is detected, or
decreases the laser power if slower movement is detected.