An automatic navigation and pressure monitoring for guided insertion procedure

Fahad N. Alsunaydih, Md Shamsul Arefin, Jean Michel Redoute, Mehmet R. Yuce

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Navigation is an important feature needed for medical insertion procedures. It is required to guide the medical device in the right direction at the right time. Navigation techniques used in the Wireless Capsule Endoscopy and conventional endoscopy fields are based on image-guided systems that require a large amount of data to be transferred and processed computationally. These issues increase system complexity as well as the overall system and procedure costs. Moreover, these systems cannot provide the required information in dark or liquid areas. To improve the medical internal inspections capabilities, we present a pressure direction measurement system that can be implemented for a capsule endoscope; ordinary endoscopy; and any other insertion procedure where navigation and safety are required. The system can operate in dark and liquid areas because no visualization is required. The system consists of a pressure sensor placed on a semi-hemisphere on top of the steering device to detect azimuth and polar angle variation according to the direction at any differentiable path.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019
EditorsOlaf Dössel, Luca Mainardi, Konstantina Nikita, James Weiland
Place of PublicationDanvers MA USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538613115
ISBN (Print)9781538613122
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019
EventInternational Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2019: Biomedical Engineering Ranging from Wellness to Intensive Care - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 23 Jul 201927 Jul 2019
Conference number: 41st


ConferenceInternational Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2019
Abbreviated titleEMBC 2019
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