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System and method to magnetically actuate a capsule endoscopic robot for diagnosis and treatment

2016

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Present invention describes a swallowable device with a soft, compliant exterior, whose shape can be changed through the use of magnetic fields, and which can be locomoted in a rolling motion through magnetic control from the exterior of the patient. The present invention could be used for a variety of medical applications inside the GI tract including but not limited to drug delivery, biopsy, heat cauterization, pH sensing, biochemical sensing, micro-surgery, and active imaging.

Author(s): Sitti, Metin and Yim, Sehyuk
Year: 2016
Month: May
Day: 9

Department(s): Physical Intelligence
Bibtex Type: Patent (patent)

Note: US Patent 9,445,711
URL: https://www.google.com/patents/US9445711

BibTex

@patent{sitti2016system,
  title = {System and method to magnetically actuate a capsule endoscopic robot for diagnosis and treatment},
  author = {Sitti, Metin and Yim, Sehyuk},
  month = may,
  year = {2016},
  note = {US Patent 9,445,711},
  url = {https://www.google.com/patents/US9445711},
  month_numeric = {5}
}