Physicians

Sensei Robotic System

With over 14,000 patients treated, Sensei has gained acceptance with electrophysiologists in cardiac centers worldwide

The Sensei® Robotic System allows you to control a catheter inside the patient’s heart while seated at a remote workstation. Sensei translates your hand motions to a robotically steered guide catheter using advanced robotics technology and an intuitive user interface.

Designed for intracardiac access during interventional electrophysiology procedures, Sensei offers benefits beyond manual catheters:

  • Stability
  • Reachability
  • Force Sensing

Sensei users may also realize personal benefits:

  • Reduced fatigue
  • Reduced exposure to X-ray radiation (fluoroscopy)

 

Indications for Use: The Hansen Medical Sensei® Robotic System and Accessories are intended to facilitate manipulation, positioning and control of Hansen Medical’s robotically steerable catheters for collecting electrophysiological data within the heart atria with electro-anatomic mapping and recording systems, using the following percutaneous mapping catheters: the Polaris-Dx™ Steerable Diagnostic catheters made by Boston Scientific Corporation and the Livewire™ Electrophysiology catheters made by St. Jude Medical.

The safety and effectiveness of this device for use with cardiac ablation catheters, in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, have not been established in the United States.

“I have been a user of the Sensei system for over two years, and it has become an integral part of my practice. I use the system for the majority of my complex left atrial mapping procedures. I find that the system provides me catheter control, and a level of catheter stability which I cannot attain manually. In fact, I have been amazed to see that my abilities using the Sensei system quickly outstripped my abilities with manual guidance despite over a decade of manual experience. The interface is intuitive and user-friendly, particularly when Cohesion is used. The added availability of tactile feedback makes me more confident in procedures.”

– DR. GRANT SIMONS, DIRECTOR OF CARDIAC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, ENGLEWOOD HOSPITAL

"Flexible robotics and the Sensei X can revolutionize how cardiac arrhythmia procedures are performed, yet these techniques have remained limited often because other physicians are not aware of what robotics offers. Close contact between physicians of different specialties has the potential to lead to improved procedure outcomes by sharing techniques and combining expertise."

– DR. VALDERRABANO, CHIEF OF THE DIVISION OF CARDIAC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, THE METHODIST HOSPITAL

“The Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center is delighted to be the first center in the world with three Sensei X robots. We view the convergence of flexible catheter robotics and advanced imaging systems as the new frontier in performing endovascular procedures.”

– ALAN B LUMSDEN, MD, MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF THE METHODIST DEBAKEY HEART & VASCULAR CENTER AND CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, THE METHODIST HOSPITAL