Drones for Endoscopy –
Full Interactive 3D Navigation of Capsule Drones through the Gastrointestinal Tract
About the project
The entire gastrointestinal (GE) tract has many, frequent and severe diseases. Stomach cancer is one of the most threatening cancers in China, and colon cancer is one of the most dangerous cancer types worldwide. As the acceptance and clinical effort in traditional endoscopy is quite high, the project aims to reduce costs, to open the method making it available for all patients and to increase the acceptance for screening exams. As shown in clinical studies, the gastroenterologist can guide capsule drones through the GE tract replacing conventional endoscopy. Next step will be the development of a serial product for mass production of capsule drone endoscopy.