Sensor Technology

Navigation Sensor Technology

The area of medical sensors is advancing at a fast pace. Sensors, in general, are used in medical technology for navigation of catheter devices used in therapeutic procedures serving as the “eyes” of the physician.

Depending on the device and objective within a given medical procedure, the sensor type can vary based on measurement such as temperature, pressure, force, and electromagnetic sensors. There are also a variety of technologies utilized in navigation sensors such as infrared, radiofrequency, ultrasound, and more.

Quasar specializes in designing and manufacturing electromagnetic sensors that are rapidly becoming known for the wide range of advantages in many therapeutic procedures.

Electromagnetic sensors function in a ‘passive’ form requiring an external energy source equipped with multiple coils for positioning identification. Embedded or mounted on the distal tip of a catheter and passed through a blood vessel, the sensor receives induced electromagnetic waves while interacting with an external signal.

The Sensor Technology Challenge
  • The design of the EM sensor along with the catheter is highly complex and specific to the intended use
  • The success of the device depends on a multi-faceted system including external factors such as trigger, mapping, real-time positioning
  • Catheters and the embedded sensors often need to be miniaturized. Micro assembly can be labor intensive requiring high-end robotic technology
  • High R&D costs
  • Slow time to market
Approach & Solutions

With Quasar, each of our clients has an earmarked team of expert R&D engineers who facilitate optimum design based on a holistic approach. Our specialists work with your design team to give you product versions designed for streamlined production (reducing waste and cutting down on production time and cost). Quasar also offers dedicated testing equipment for each sensor. Thus providing high-quality, user-friendly, cost-effective sensor catheters for your end-users.

Advantages of Sensor Technology
  • Optimum performance: Our design and quality control processes enable the production of high-quality electromagnetic sensors
  • Micro-assembly and automation: Quasar is fully equipped with trained resources and fully or semi-automated micro-assembly lines
  • Customization: We provide product designing services in addition to proprietary products for your specific electro-magnetic sensor catheter device
  • Scalability: Our facilities are capable of handling small to very large orders
  • DFM and Prototyping significantly reduces cost, production mishaps and product recalls
  • Reduce time to market with consistent results

With thirty-plus years of experience, Quasar has established a position as an industry leader in the space of electromagnetic sensors for minimally invasive catheter devices. Our R&D teams drive innovative engineering solutions in producing unique sensor designs. With Quasar you gain the advantage of establishing your brand’s mark.

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