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

  WP1 Medical and Technological Background & System Requirements

This workpackage will study the medical and technological background in order to define the VECTOR system requirements.
In particular, the medical requirements of smart capsules for cancer diagnosis and treatment in the GI tract would include biomedical parameters for locomotion, tissue properties for diagnosis and concepts for treatment.
An in depth technology analysis will cover all aspects related to the technology platforms that are eligible to meet the goals of the project and to realize the medical requirements for smart GI capsules. The main objective of the technology review is to highlight those solutions with the potential to be introduced in the smart capsule without wasting resources in developing ad hoc technologies for each specific task. Being VECTOR a very multidisciplinary and multi-sectorial project, the technological background requires competences ranging from biomedical engineering, to electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, information science and physics.
In addition, it is crucial that the medical background and the technological background proceed in parallel, in order to focus always and only on the technologies which are useful for the specific medical problems addressed by VECTOR.
Both medical and technological background will form the basis to formulate the user requirements for the developments within VECTOR.

WP Leader
novineon Healthcare Technology Partners GmbH, Germany

SSSA Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna, Italy
SINTEF Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research at the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH), Norway
KU-Leuven, Belgium
EPFL Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
CTMN Centre de transfert en micro & nanotechnologies, France
SMIT Society for Medical Innovation and Technology e.V. International
Innovent Technology e.V., Germany