TORQUE DEVICES
Patent application, 2018

Torque devices for navigating a guidewire through a body lumen are disclosed. The devices have a variable speed transmission design, including at least a first transmission region along a first position of the device, and a second transmission region along a second position of the device. The first and second transmission regions have different diameters, thereby allowing rotational control of the guidewire between at least two different stroke angles.

Inventor

Torbjörn Lundh

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Oliver Aalami

Stanford University

Nathan Itoga

Stanford University

The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University (Stanford, CA, US)

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Subject Categories

Surgery

Clinical Medicine

Medical Equipment Engineering

Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems

Driving Forces

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Areas of Advance

Life Science Engineering