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Biomimetic tactile sensing capsule

Pipe, Tony; Winstone, Benjamin; Pipe, Anthony G.; Melhuish, Chris; Dogramadzi, Sanja; Callaway, Mark


Tony Pipe

Benjamin Winstone

Chris Melhuish
Professor of Robotics & Autonomous Systems

Mark Callaway


Stuart Wilson

Paul Verschure

Anna Mura

Tony Prescott


© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015. Here we present a tactile sensing capsule endoscopy system. Whilst current capsule endoscopy utilises cameras to diagnose lesions on the surface of the gastrointestinal tract lumen, this proposal uses remote palpation to stimulate a bio-inspired tactile sensing surface that deforms under the impression of hard raised objects. This provides the capability to characterise tissue density and lesions more deeply than the lumen surface.


Pipe, T., Winstone, B., Pipe, A. G., Melhuish, C., Dogramadzi, S., & Callaway, M. (2015). Biomimetic tactile sensing capsule.

Acceptance Date Mar 1, 2015
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Journal Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 113-122
Book Title Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems
ISBN 9783319229782
Keywords biomimetic, tactile, sensing, capsule
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