• Impact-resistant thermoplastic housing, ideal for integration of steute Wireless
  • Wireless signal transmission per steute wireless low energy
  • Power supply via rechargeable Li-Ion battery
  • Socket for recharging of battery
  • Pedal with proportional output signal both vertically and horizontally
  • Programmable braking points for tactile feedback
  • Intuitive and highly precise operability
  • Easy-to-clean
  • LED indication for status
  • Different RAL colours
  • Photo shows optional accessories

This foot control was developed especially for phacoemulsification, a common procedure in ophthalmology. The foot of the surgeon rests on a central pedal with a dual-linear function (pitch and yaw). The pedal travel can be individually adjusted, as can the force necessary for actuation. Optional, programmable pressure points give the surgeon feedback regarding the position of the pedal. Four additional elements, which as »rockers« can be fitted with up to 8 different switching functions, can be actuated with the toes or heel. In addition, the controls can be fitted with different functions for different operational modes.

Technical data

Applied standardsIEC 60601-1; ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1; IEC 60529
Enclosureshock-proof thermoplastic
Rocker switchrobust, operating theatre approved silicon
Switching systemRocker switch: 8 switching functions
Pedal: with proportional output signal, horizontal: -10°... 0 ... 10° +/- 2°, vertical: 0 ... 15° +/- 1°
Mechanical lifeRocker switch: > 250 000 operations
Pedal: > 1 million operations
Degree of protectionIP X6 to IEC/EN 60529, up to IP X8 as option
Voltage supplylithium ion rechargeable battery
Charging voltage9 VDC – max. 600 mA
Wireless range10 m (typical)
HF data rate1 Mbps
Interface data rate115.2 kBd (UART)
Output power3 dBm - 7 dBm
Input sensitivity-93 dBm
Antennainternal ceramic antenna
Radio technology
Frequency2.4 - 2.4835 GHz
Channel bandwidth2 MHz
Modulation principleGFSK, adaptive frequency hopping of 40 channels
Europe EN 300 328; EN 62479; EN 301 489-1; EN 62368-1
USA FCC, Title 47 CFR, Part 15
CanadaIC RSS-247, Issue 1
Japan ARIB STD-16


Since this is a class-2 equipment, the receiver can only be validated together with the complete system of the customer. Thus the assessment of conformity takes place at the customer. At the request of the customer steute can provide a CE mark with the 4-digit number of the customer's notified body.

Application of a CE certified switch conforming to the Medical Device Directive still requires proof of the conformity of the complete system according to the Medical Device Directive (Directive 93/42/EEC) by the person responsible for launching it on the market!