Ascension trakSTAR

Ascension makes 3D tracking devices for medical guidance, minimally invasive surgery, real-time visualization, and target acquisition. Our position and orientation tracking devices navigate, localize, and guide medical instruments for image-guided procedures. They also capture human motions for interaction with 3D graphical worlds and biomedical analysis. From our pioneering Flock of Birds to our newest 3D Guidance trackers, Ascension’s innovative technologies can solve your 3D tracking needs.

Expendable desktop model. Designed for real-time visualization applications in which fast tracking of unobtrusive sensors is important. Some key features of trakSTAR include:

  • Fast, 3D tracking — 240–420 updates per second.
  • Small, lightweight 6DOF sensors for unobtrusive tracking and instrument tip guidance.
  • Multiple magnetic field transmitters (generators) for extended tracking ranges.
  • Immunity from most conductive metal distorters of accuracy.
  • All attitude: no inertial drift or optical occlusions.
  • Expandable: track from 1 to16 6DOF sensors simultaneously.

Ascension Trakstar

Ascension 3D Guidance trakSTAR The trakSTAR is the latest addition to the Ascension 3D Guidance family of ultra-fast trackers of small magnetic sensors. Users can select update rates as high as 420 times a second for each of four miniaturised sensors. For unobtrusiveness and ease of use, sensors range in size from 8 mm to just 1.5 mm in diameter.

Features:

  • Fast, dynamic tracking – 240 to 420 updates per second.
  • Miniaturised passive sensors – outputs unaffected by “power-line” noise sources.
  • All attitude tracking – no inertial drift or optical interference.
  • High metal immunity – no distortion from non magnetic metals.

Components:

  • Electronics unit
  • DC magnetic field transmitter
  • 8 mm, 2.0 mm, and 1.5 mm sensors (outer diameters)
  • Preamps

New Features:

  • Compact transmitter: light enough to mount on body or head
  • Sleek Desktop Electronics Unit with Internal Power Module (No External Power Supply)
  • Mix and Match Miniaturized Sensors

Components in Default Unit:

  • (1) 3D Guidance trakSTAR Electronics Unit(1)
  • 3D Guidance trakSTAR Mid-Range OR Short-Range (Air Core) Transmitter
  • (1-4) Sensors (Model 800, Model 180, or Model 130)
  • (1) USB Interface Cable
  • (1) RS-232 Cable
  • Installation & Operations Guide and Interface Software Module (Including winBird) on CDROM
  • Quick Set-up Guide (Paper Copy)

Specs

Ascension 3D Guidance trakSTAR The trakSTAR is the latest addition to the Ascension 3D Guidance family of ultra-fast trackers of small magnetic sensors. Users can select update rates as high as 420 times a second for each of four miniaturised sensors. For unobtrusiveness and ease of use, sensors range in size from 8 mm to just 1.5 mm in diameter.

Features:

  • Fast, dynamic tracking – 240 to 420 updates per second.
  • Miniaturised passive sensors – outputs unaffected by “power-line” noise sources.
  • All attitude tracking – no inertial drift or optical interference.
  • High metal immunity – no distortion from non magnetic metals.

Components:

  • Electronics unit
  • DC magnetic field transmitter
  • 8 mm, 2.0 mm, and 1.5 mm sensors (outer diameters)
  • Preamps

New Features:

  • Compact transmitter: light enough to mount on body or head
  • Sleek Desktop Electronics Unit with Internal Power Module (No External Power Supply)
  • Mix and Match Miniaturized Sensors

Components in Default Unit:

  • (1) 3D Guidance trakSTAR Electronics Unit(1)
  • 3D Guidance trakSTAR Mid-Range OR Short-Range (Air Core) Transmitter
  • (1-4) Sensors (Model 800, Model 180, or Model 130)
  • (1) USB Interface Cable
  • (1) RS-232 Cable
  • Installation & Operations Guide and Interface Software Module (Including winBird) on CDROM
  • Quick Set-up Guide (Paper Copy)

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Purchasing Details

If you would like to purchase the Ascension trakStar

  • call 03 9687 8638 (Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5:30pm)
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