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

  WP7 Sensors for Diagnosis

Objectives
Sensor enhancements are critical in order to achieve disruptive diagnostic performances in the field of capsular endoscopy. These performances include optical sensor functions, such as fluorescence and diffused light spectroscopy, ultrasound transducers to assess tissue properties like inflammation (as well as for navigation), mechanical sensors to assess biomechanical tissue properties, as well as biochemical sensors or biosensors to identify tumor specific substances.
Very important parameters for advanced diagnostics are pressure (to verify the peristaltic work of the intestine), pH (to evaluate the chemical content of the intestine) and temperature sensors. The workpackage includes the development and integration of a set of passive sensors for the measurement of these parameters, based on the principle of a remote interrogation (no need of any power supply) in a frequency domain of 433 or 866 MHz.

WP Leader
EPFL Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Participants
SINTEF Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research at the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH), Norway
CTMN Centre de transfert en micro & nanotechnologies, France
University of Barcelona, Spain
NeuriCam SPA, Italy