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|Title:||Capsule endoscopy-A mechatronics perspective|
|Keywords:||in-body medical device|
ingestible medical device
wireless capsule endoscopy
|Abstract:||The recent advances in integrated circuit technology, wireless communication, and sensor technology have opened the door for development of miniature medical devices that can be used for enhanced monitoring and treatment of medical conditions. Wireless capsule endoscopy is one of such medical devices that has gained significant attention during the past few years. It is envisaged that future wireless capsule endoscopies replace traditional endoscopy procedures by providing advanced functionalities such as active locomotion, body fluid/tissue sampling, and drug delivery. Development of energyefficient miniaturized actuation mechanisms is a key step toward achieving this goal. Here, we review some of the actuators that could be integrated into future wireless capsules and discuss the existing challenges. © 2011 Higher Education Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.|
|Source Title:||Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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