05558619 is referenced by 96 patents and cites 16 patents.

An endoscope system includes a movement detector for detecting an operator's movement, a signal processor for processing a signal the detector detects, and a control for controlling drive which drives a medical device according to an output signal of the signal processor. The endoscope system bends a bending section of an endoscope serving as a medical device according to the operator's movement, and thus orients the observation field of view to a direction the operator intends or controls the movement of a treatment adapter serving as a medical device. The endoscope system includes a superimposing means for superimposing an image associated with the operator's movement onto an image acquired by an imaging device associated with the endoscope system.

Title
Endoscope system with automatic control according to movement of an operator
Application Number
863869
Publication Number
5558619
Application Date
September 15, 1994
Publication Date
September 24, 1996
Inventor
Katsuya Suzuki
Hachioji
JP
Kiyotaka Matsuno
Hachioji
JP
Takashi Fukaya
Hachioji
JP
Yasundo Tanaka
Urawa
JP
Masakazu Nakamura
Hachioji
JP
Michio Sato
Hino
JP
Eiichi Fuse
Hachioji
JP
Seiji Yamaguchi
Hachioji
JP
Yoshihiro Kosaka
Hachioji
JP
Koichi Umeyama
Kasukabe
JP
Hideyuki Adachi
Hachioji
JP
Kuniaki Kami
Hachioji
JP
Agent
Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton
Assignee
Olympus Optical
JP
IPC
A61B 1/00
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