A further step beyond wireless capsule endoscopy

Yoshihiro Kusuda (Associate Editor, Sensor Review)

Sensor Review

ISSN: 0260-2288

Publication date: 1 December 2005

Abstract

Purpose

Aims to report on a new trend of research and development in the wireless capsule endoscope.

Design/methodology/approach

Presents a conceptual design of a wireless capsule endoscope having new features like navigation control, self‐propulsion, higher rate image transmission, acquisition of samples, application of medications and so forth.

Findings

The basic principle has been verified by experiments. Seems promising.

Research limitations/implications

Yet to need a lot of effort for commercialization.

Practical implications

If successful, it will provide another way of least invasive medical treatment that must reduce pain of patients drastically.

Originality/value

Taking advantage of the state‐of‐the‐art micro‐technology it suggests a further step beyond the current wireless capsule endoscope.

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Citation

Kusuda, Y. (2005), "A further step beyond wireless capsule endoscopy", Sensor Review, Vol. 25 No. 4, pp. 259-260. https://doi.org/10.1108/02602280510620105

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Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2005, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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