Patent Number: 8,791,995

Title: Stereo video microscope system

Abstract: A stereo video microscope system (10), comprising: a stereo video microscope (11) having two output channels for providing stereo image data and including an internal lighting; a display unit (14) having two input channels for receiving and displaying stereo image data; and a control unit operably connected to the stereo video microscope (11) and the display unit (14) such that the control unit can control the operation of the stereo video microscope (11) and the display unit (14) and the flow of stereo image data between the two output channels of the stereo video microscope (11) and the two input channels of the display unit (14). In one embodiment the control unit is configured for performing an image rotation and/or exchanging the output channels such that the stereo image is always upright.

Inventors: Luber; Joachim (St. Margrethen, CH), Janik; Steffen-Volker (Au, CH)

Assignee: Swiss Medical Technology GmBH

International Classification: H04N 7/18 (20060101); G02B 21/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018