A wireless capsule endoscopy steering mechanism using magnetic field platform

Abstract

In this paper, a new steering mechanism for wireless capsule devices is presented. The proposed system consists of a platform generating a magnetic field to direct and control the motion of a capsule. The platform contains an upper and a lower set of electromagnets. A permanent magnet is implanted inside the capsule to initiate the movement, which is set by the magnetic field delivered by the electromagnets. The total magnetic field at the capsule's location is the sum of the contributions of each electromagnet. An experimental setup has been designed for testing and comparing between the performance of the capsule mobility in practice and simulations.

DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2017.8037497

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@article{Alsunaydih2017AWC, title={A wireless capsule endoscopy steering mechanism using magnetic field platform}, author={Fahad N. Alsunaydih and Jean-Michel Redoute and Mehmet R. Yuce}, journal={Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference}, year={2017}, volume={2017}, pages={3036-3039} }