Self propelled capsule endoscopy, “MiniMermaid” system
Self propelled compact capsule endoscopy system
Swimming mini drone
Self propelled capsule endoscopy , “MiniMermaid” system
The system comprises disposable MiniMermaid® whose fin is attached to the existing capsule endoscope and magnetic field generating controller.
Magnetic field generating controller
MiniMermaid moves easily through the entire digestive tract.
Watching the real time images, doctors can control the capsule using a specially designed controller.
The video movie on movement and the controllability of the MiniMermaid is shown at the following web site.
and the introducing web site of MiniMermaid system is also shown in:
Incubator, BKC Ritsumeikan University, 1-1-1 Noji-higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577, Japan
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