Surgical Robotics Technology
Resense GmbH

World’s Smallest 6-axis F/T Sensors for Precision Manipulation

Resense is a Joint Venture between the mechatronics component manufacturer WITTENSTEIN and measurement equipment specialist WIKA that develops and markets miniaturized 6-axis force/torque sensors. Resense sensors provide pioneering applications in medical technology with A Sense of Touch.

Precision Manipulation for Robotic Systems

Resense miniature F/T sensors provide important data to ensure safe and accurate robotic systems. Implementation in or near the end-effector, e.g., surgical instruments, provides the most accurate measurement and provision of force and torque data. Integration into haptic input devices improves haptic feedback for the surgeon during operations.

Resense medical robotics surgical instruments

The world’s Smallest F/T Sensors

Resense group sensor

Resense develops and sells the world’s smallest F/T sensors. Their compact size and hollow shaft option are the unique selling point which enable an integration at the distal end of the surgical tool and the feed-through of cables or tubes.

The Product USPs

  • Small size (up to Ø 8 mm)
  • Hollow shaft option
  • Redundant measurement system (safety)
  • Custom drill hole pattern
  • Titanium deformation body
  • High precision (small forces)

Measuring at the Tooltip – An Example in Eye Surgery

The small size enables the integration of the sensors into end-effectors – this provides decisive advantages. Researchers at Technical University Munich integrated a HEX12 sensor into a robotic system for eye surgery at Klinikum rechts der Isar in Munich. The sensor’s compact size and hollow shaft are perfectly utilized: The small diameter of only 12mm enables the integration into the surgical tool and precise measurement of forces and torques when the needle enters the human eye. In addition, the hollow shaft allows a tube to be inserted for the liquid to flow through.

Sensors for eye surgery
Photo: A. Heddergott, Technische Universität München

Contact Information

Head Office Address
  • Alexander-Wiegand-Str. 30, 63911 Klingenberg, Germany
  • +49 170 9678968
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Resense GmbH Addresses

Head Office Address
  • Alexander-Wiegand-Str. 30, 63911 Klingenberg, Germany
  • +49 170 9678968
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