Proposal and fundamental experiments of a novel pneumatic film actuator for assisting colonoscope insertion

Hidehiro Kametani, Shuichi Wakimoto, Yasutaka Nishioka

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Abstract

Colonoscopy is important medical procedure to detect colonic disorders like a cancer. However, it is difficult to insert a scope into the colon because the colon has complex shape and non-fixed organ. For these reasons, the inspection time depends on the skill of the doctor. This study aims at development of a new pneumatic actuator for assisting colonoscope insertion. The actuator will be mounted on an endoscope, and the scope will be able to have propellant ability. In this paper, the novel actuator using polyethylene film is proposed and fundamental characteristics are clarified experimentally. Additionally using dummy endoscope, propellant ability by the actuators is confirmed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE-ROBIO 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2157-2162
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781467396745
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 24 2016
EventIEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE-ROBIO 2015 - Zhuhai, China
Duration: Dec 6 2015Dec 9 2015

Other

OtherIEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE-ROBIO 2015
CountryChina
CityZhuhai
Period12/6/1512/9/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Kametani, H., Wakimoto, S., & Nishioka, Y. (2016). Proposal and fundamental experiments of a novel pneumatic film actuator for assisting colonoscope insertion. In 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE-ROBIO 2015 (pp. 2157-2162). [7419093] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2015.7419093