Mesoscale mobile robots for gastrointestinal minimally invasive surgery (MIS)
J.L. Gorlewicz, R.J. Webster, III and P. Valdastri, Vanderbilt University, USA
Wireless capsule endoscopes, swallowable devices such as commercial pill cameras designed for minimally invasive surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, are reviewed, and the basic modules of robotic capsules are described. Latest research results in the development of robotic capsules are presented, and a perspective on the future prospects for clinical implementation of wireless robotic capsule-based surgical systems is presented.
wireless capsule endoscopy
minimally invasive surgery