Engineers have demonstrated that it is technically achievable to guide a small robotic capsule within the colon to snap micro-ultrasound pics. Dubbed as a Sonopill, the device can one day restore the requirement for patients to undergo an endoscopic assessment, where a semi-rigid scope is flowed into the bowel—an invasive process that can be agonizing
Micro-ultrasound pictures also have the benefit of being better capable of identifying some kinds of cell modifications related with cancer. The Sonopill is the conclusion of a years of study by a global group of scientists and engineers. The outcomes of their feasibility research are posted in the Science Robotics journal.
The group has designed a method dubbed as intelligent magnetic manipulation. ON the basis of the principle that magnets can repel and attract each other, a sequence of magnets on a robotic hand, which passes over the patient, communicates with a magnet within the capsule, quietly guiding it via the colon. The magnetic forces employed can pass via human tissue and are harmless, doing away with the requirement for a physical link between the capsule and the robotic arm.
An AI makes sure that the smooth capsule can place itself rightly in opposition to the gut wall to snap the best quality micro-ultrasound pics. The feasibility research also displayed that the AI system can navigate it back to the needed spot if the capsule get dislodged.
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