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Progress in self-stabilizing capsules for imaging of the large intestine

DOI: 10.1109/ICECS.2010.5724496 Conference: Electronics, Circuits, and Systems (ICECS), 2010 17th IEEE International Conference on
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This work reports on the progress and development advances in the design of self-stabilizing capsules for imaging the lower part of the gastro-intestinal tract, namely the large intestine (the colon). Macro-level design is reviewed, and the new miniaturized design and its components are described. Preliminary performance results are discussed.

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