The measurement of forces exerted during colonoscopy.

  title={The measurement of forces exerted during colonoscopy.},
  author={Mark N. Appleyard and Charles A. Mosse and Timothy N Mills and G. Douglas Bell and Fernando Bances del Castillo and Christopher P Swain},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  volume={52 2},
BACKGROUND The widely varying forces used at colonoscopy have not been measured. An electronic device was designed to measure the forces exerted by the clinician on the endoscope during colonoscopy. METHODS The device featured a handle designed in the shape of a hinged split cylinder that could be locked around the endoscope but readily moved up and down the insertion tube as the colonoscopy proceeded. This cylinder contained strain-gauges arranged so that the forces transmitted could be… CONTINUE READING

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