STEUTE Meditech, Inc. has been designing and manufacturing “Off-the-shelf-custom” cabled foot-operated controls for medical device manufacturers (OEMs) since the inception of the Medical Device Directive. Each is developed with the following key objectives:

• Optimal functionality • Operator comfort & ease-of-use • Aesthetically complementary to the OEM’s medical device • Full compliance with IEC, UL, CSA and FCC requirements

Safe wireless or cabled designs...In addition to conventional cabled designs, STEUTE has pioneered the use of wireless foot-operated control technology in the OR and other medical environments. Our proprietary wireless (frequency-hopping) technology has been developed expressly for safe medical applications. This 2.4 GHz system features: • Safe, noise-immune operation • Encrypted communication protocols • Low power consumption • Optional “sleep mode” • Fast wake-up time • Worldwide acceptance

Typical Applications... Radiology equipment • Examination chairs/tables • Orthopedic surgical equipment • Surgical microscopes • Electro-surgical generators • Laser-based dermatology/dental systems • Navigation systems • Ophthalmic surgery systems

Your human interface partner...Our team understands your need to demonstrate your equipment’s superiority with an easy-to-use control designed for operator comfort and optimum functionality. We’ll gladly share our ideas for realizing a foot (or hand) operated control that optimizes your device’s performance and appearance. For a free, no-obligation consultation, please contact us at: .STEUTE, 901 Ethan Allen Highway, Suite 102, Ridgefield, CT 06877; Telephone: (203) 244-6300; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Web:

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This article first appeared in the January, 2011 issue of Medical Design Briefs Magazine.

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