RoboticScope – Head Gesture Controlled 3D Visualization

The RoboticScope is a robotic microscope that combines the benefits of a traditional microscope with a new, innovative digital system.


With the RoboticScope and our Head-Mounted Display (HMD), surgeons can experience complete freedom in posture, position, and perspective during surgery. Our state-of-the-art robotics technology precisely guides the camera system above the surgical field, leaving the surgeon’s hands free with intuitive head gesture control. This allows for real-time, high-resolution, 3D imagery to be displayed right in front of the surgeon’s eyes, providing maximum efficiency and ergonomics during surgery.

Time to Rethink your Visualization

  • 81% of plastic surgeons suffer from musculoskeletal (MSK) symptoms.1

  • 67% of spine surgeons reported that they had sustained a work-related MSK disorder at some point during their career.2

  • 87% of ENT surgeons reported MSK problems and over 60% of them attributed these to ergonomic issues during surgery.3

  • Microscope use of three hours or more per week was associated with cervical and thoracic pain.4

Enhanced Ergonomics

With the RoboticScope, surgeons have the freedom to work comfortably in their preferred posture, while maintaining an immersed view of the surgical field. Detached from the microscope, surgeons can freely choose to sit, stand or move between positions – the HMD provides the image of the surgical site directly in front of the surgeon’s eyes. The RoboticScope creates an ergonomic and flexible working environment for surgeons even at extreme angles.

Head-Mounted Display

The Head-Mounted Display (HMD) is the main control device for the RoboticScope. Located directly in front of the surgeon’s eyes, the HMD features two digital micro displays that provide a real-time 3D image of the surgical field. It is also the main device for controlling the robot, camera, and all other major functions of the RoboticScope. With intuitive head movements by the surgeon, the HMD makes it easy to control the RoboticScope without the need to remove the hands from the surgical field. The system enables easy switching between micro- and macroscopic procedures with a simple head nod. Surgeons can continue their work microscopically with ease.

Customisable for Different Needs

The HMD can be easily adjusted to fit the surgeon’s individual needs:

  • Insert different pad sets
  • Adjustable to head size
  • Adjustable eye distance
  • Dioptres

Head Gesture Control

The Head Gesture Control is the feature that sets the RoboticScope apart from conventional surgical microscopes. All functions of the RoboticScope can be controlled with intuitive head gestures. By simply raising, lowering or turning the head left or right, all settings and functions of the RoboticScope can be adjusted. With this intuitive Head Gesture Control, surgeons can easily navigate the user interface, control the RoboticScope, and set the direction and speed of movement. This allows them to change perspectives easily without losing focus on the surgical field.

Ease of Perspectives

With our 6-axis robotic arm and +/-0.03 mm precision, the camera unit can be precisely positioned for the ultimate freedom in perspective selection. Switching to other perspectives and taking extreme viewing angles is possible without changing the upright and comfortable position of the surgeon. This makes it easy for surgeons to reach the perfect viewing angle they need for the procedure.

User Interface

The RoboticScope’s intuitive User Interface makes selecting and controlling all functions easy. The User Interface is designed to support an efficient workflow. The main operating tools are found in the inner function ring, while the secondary functions are in the outer function ring.

Intuitive head movements control all functions and settings.

Disciplines where Surgeons already Benefit from the RoboticScope

The RoboticScope is designed for various surgical procedures. It can be used in a range of disciplines in the operating room, including ENT surgery, plastic surgery, and neurosurgery.


Examples of the RoboticScope as an ENT Surgical Microscope:

  • Cochlear implantation
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Tympanoplasty/Myringoplasty
  • Parotidectomy


Examples of the RoboticScope as a Plastic Surgery Microscope:

  • Various flap transplantations (microanastomosis)


Examples of the RoboticScope as a Neurological Surgical Microscope:

  • Lumbar (micro) decompressions
  • Superficial tumour removal

Usually, surgeons are unable to adjust the microscope to their view without taking their hands out of the surgical field. RoboticScope completely solves this.

Prof. Dr. Christian Freyschlag, University Innsbruck, Austria

Dual View

Redefining Teamwork

DualView is the feature that redefines teamwork during surgery. It brings new insights during teaching and enables optimized supervising. While the lead surgeon controls the RoboticScope, the assisting surgeon can easily view the lead surgeon’s user interface with their Assist HMD. If the assisting surgeon needs to switch between the microscopic and macroscopic views, they can raise or lower the eyepieces independently of the Lead HMD.

With DualView, the assisting surgeon has the same advantages as the lead surgeon:

  • Ergonomic freedom
  • Freely selectable working posture
  • The same high-quality images


The Solution for Visualizing Hard-to-Reach Angles during Surgery

ArcView is an optical redirection system that extends the field of view so that surgeons can reach challenging angles during surgery. Designed specifically for otolaryngology and cranial neurosurgery, ArcView allows easy visualization of hard-to-reach areas that were previously difficult to reach. This additional optical redirection system provides a solution for procedures via the transcanal, retro-sigmoid or mastoid approach, as well as for cranial neurosurgery. ArcView can be easily connected to the robot’s camera head. Surgeons can then select the required angles for visualization through the User nterface.


With VideoIn, external video input can be directly displayed in the HMD. The surgeons can then see external information without lifting the eyepieces to look at another external screen. This feature means doctors can streamline processes because it is no longer necessary to interrupt a procedure, for example to gather vital information on an additional screen – often far away from the surgical field. Simply by attaching an external video source via HDMI, the user can have the video input displayed picture-in-picture in the HMD.


RoboticScope brochure (EN)

Technical Datasheet (EN)

BHS Technologies – We See Things Differently

We follow the principle that medical devices should adapt to the surgeon, and not the other way around. Since our founding in 2017, we approach things differently – always keeping in mind the needs of our customers and the importance of sustainability.

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