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EndoVine: Soft Robotic Endoscope for Colonoscopy

EasyChair Preprint no. 8243

2 pagesDate: June 10, 2022


Colonoscopy is the gold standard examination procedure for screening colorectal cancer (CRC). In this abstract, we present an Endoscopic Vine robot (EndoVine) designed for colonoscopy with a novel retraction mechanism. EndoVine comprises a double inverted soft inflatable sleeve that propels the tip using internal pneumatic propulsion. For routine screening, the intrusive nature of the intervention, the rigidity of the device and the lack of intuitiveness in steering can make the experience highly unpleasant due to tissue stretching, perforation caused due to rigid instruments. Vine robots take a flexible film as body material and air pressure as input power to propel forward.

Keyphrases: Colonoscopy, Low cost surgical robots, Natural orifice Endoluminal procedures, Pressure driven robot, Soft Robotics

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  author = {Ameya Pore and Nicola Piccinelli and Giacomo De Rossi and Matteo Piano and Daniele Meli and Diego Dall'Alba and Riccardo Muradore and Paolo Fiorini},
  title = {EndoVine: Soft Robotic Endoscope for Colonoscopy},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 8243},

  year = {EasyChair, 2022}}
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