Current state of micro-robots/devices as substitutes for screening colonoscopy: assessment based on technology readiness levels

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Previous reports have described several candidates, which have the potential to replace colonoscopy, but to date, there is still no device capable of fully replacing flexible colonoscopy in the management of colonic disorders and for mass adult population screening for asymptomatic colorectal cancer. NASA developed the TRL methodology to describe and define… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-015-4263-1

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