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

  WP13 System Integration of the Prototype

Objectives
After the optimization of all components of the system, the integration phase is very delicate and critical. The system integration represents the connection between technology and medical application. The assembly of every biomedical instrumentation requires the knowledge of all mechanical, electrical, thermal and biological interfaces. All the medical constraints (safety issues, biocompatibility etc.) will be considered in this phase. As soon as the consortium defines the main features of the sub-modules, an accurate investigation about the best solutions for the integration and packaging will be carried out. This investigation will be based on the choice of the external material, glues, assembly technologies, biological interfaces, etc. The system integration phase must not be necessarily limited to the final part of the project: the development of preliminary prototypes will help to define the system-integration process step by step. Medical certification aspects, e.g. final risk management, will be taken into account at this step of the project as, after assembling the pre clinical and clinical trial, it can be prepared only after receiving the necessary certifications regarding the guidelines.

WP Leader
SSSA Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna, Italy

Participants
Endosmart GmbH, Germany
IMC Intelligent Microsystem Center, South Korea