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Self propelled compact capsule endoscopy, “MiniMermaid” system
Self propelled capsule endoscopy system with a fin
Swimming mini drone
Self propelled capsule endoscopy system with a fin
This equipment is the origin of the self propelled compact endoscopy system. The system comprises disposable MiniMermaid® whose fin is attached to the existing conventional capsule endoscope and magnetic field generating controller. Fixing a magnet in the fin and applying fluctuating magnetic field, the capsule swims like a fish by hydrodynamic force. This self propelled capsule endoscope (MiniMermaid®) with a fin can move freely and the velocity and direction is controlled in a digestive tract similarly to the self propelled compact capsule endoscopy system.
Magnetic field generating controller
The video movie on movement and the controllability of the MiniMermaid are shown at the following web site.
and the introducing web site of MiniMermaid system is also shown in:
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