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Design of an Ingestible Capsule With Wireless Communication and Powering Function for Obesity Treating

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Liang Yan, Tianyi Wang, Zongxia Jiao, Juanjuan Peng

Beihang University, Beijing, China

Paper No. IMECE2013-63599, pp. V010T11A062; 6 pages
  • ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 10: Micro- and Nano-Systems Engineering and Packaging
  • San Diego, California, USA, November 15–21, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5639-0
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME


Intra-gastric balloons have been and effective and non-invasive method for morbid obesity treating since it is proposed. However, traditional balloons lead to complications such as nausea and sickness caused by insertion and removal endoscopes. Despite free of endoscope-guide insertion and removal process, wireless controlled balloons still have to face the problem of energy shortage. This paper proposes a novel wireless controlled and powered endoscope capsule of edible size. The performance of wireless control and powering are tested respectively. In addition, in-vivo and in-vitro experiments are conducted for further evaluation and shows feasibility for treating morbid obesity. This study may contribute to the development of endoscopic devices and surgery as well.

Copyright © 2013 by ASME



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