Operative microscopes have become fundamental to the success of modern neurosurgical and other surgical specialty procedures that they are requisite for a modern standard of care. Operative microscopes have become active platforms for the development of improved user-control interfaces and robotic systems. Latest developments provide significantly more functions than previous operative microscopes. Below text is only a reference and does not replace reading the original study
A one-year study was recently conducted to perform a comprehensive assessment of the new, cutting-edge KINEVO® 900 from ZEISS, a first-ever Robotic Visualization System® and compares its performance to the previous model of ZEISS surgical microscope. This study was carried out in a neurosurgery research laboratory. The assessment covered robotic, exoscopic, endoscopic and fluorescence functionalities. The study found that the KINEVO 900 provides a number of improvements over the previous surgical microscope.