Versatile Endoscopic Capsule for gastrointestinal TumOr Recognition and therapy
  Funded by the European Commission, Sixth Framework Programme, Information Society Technologies Priority

Work Programme

The VECTOR system can be considered as a minirobot endowed with actuation modules, mechanisms, sensors, embedded control and human-machine interface, and with the challenging task to navigate in and intervene onto the GI tract.

Due to this variety of functions, the work is divided into several work packages (WP).

  WP0 Project Management
  WP1 Medical and Technological Background & System Requirements
  WP2 Market & Regulatory Framework
  WP3 Design and Dimensioning of the Robotic Pill / Platform and its Variations
  WP4 Locomotion & Space Creation
  WP5 Vision System & Illumination
  WP6 Integrated Circuit Development
  WP7 Sensors for Diagnosis
  WP8 Tissue Sampling & Treatment
  WP9 Power Supply
  WP10 Navigation & Localization
  WP11 Communication & Telemetry Issues
  WP12 Control System & User Interface
  WP13 System Integration of the Prototype
  WP14 Medical Asessment, Pre-Clinical & Clinical Studies
  WP15 Derivatives & Spin-off Devices
  WP16 Health-Economic Impact & Outcomes Analysis
  WP17 Training, Dissemination and Exploitation