Recent achievements in active capsule endoscopy have allowed controlled inspection of the bowel by magnetic guidance. Capsule localization represents an important enabling technology for such kinds of platforms. In this paper, the authors present a localization method, applied as first step in time-discrete capsule position detection, that is useful for establishing a magnetic link at the beginning of an endoscopic procedure or for re-linking the capsule in the case of loss due to locomotion. The novelty of this approach consists in using magnetic sensors on board the capsule whose output is combined with pre-calculated magnetic field analytical model solutions. A magnetic field triangulation algorithm is used for obtaining the position of the capsule inside the gastrointestinal tract. Experimental validation has demonstrated that the proposed procedure is stable, accurate and has a wide localization range in a volume of about 18 × 103 cm3. Position errors of 14 mm along the X direction, 11 mm along the Y direction and 19 mm along the Z direction were obtained in less than 27 s of elaboration time. The proposed approach, being compatible with magnetic fields used for locomotion, can be easily extended to other platforms for active capsule endoscopy.
|Autori:||Salerno M; Ciuti Ge; Lucarini; Rizzo R; Valdastri P; Menciassi A; Landi A; Dario P|
|Titolo:||A discrete-time localization method for capsule endoscopy based on on-board magnetic sensing|
|Anno del prodotto:||2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1088/0957-0233/23/1/015701|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|