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

  WP10 Navigation & Localization

Objectives
Diagnosis and therapeutic interventions require precise and reliable navigation and localization. The objective of this WP is to construct in collaboration with other WPs an accurate system for remote navigation and localization of the device. Navigation of the smart capsule in reference to prior capsule investigation collected external diagnostic imaging, such as CT or MRI image data sets, is an important medical demand. Therefore an individual workpackage is devoted to this particular topic. Additional efforts will be devoted to investigate the best suited localization techniques that do not rely on radiological imaging, such as (electro-)magnetic localizers, inertial sensors and vision-based localization.
The objective is a capsule that can be localized without having a radiological imaging examination. Therefore magnetic localization is favored.

WP Leader
Innovent Technology e.V., Germany

Participants
SSSA Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna, Italy
SINTEF Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research at the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH), Norway
Sensitec GmbH, Germany
CTMN Centre de transfert en micro & nanotechnologies, France
FORTH Foundation for research and technologies Hellas, Greece
Jagiellonian University, Poland