Magnetic Manipulation of Active Capsules

Scientific coordinator: Nicolas Andreff  –


The exploration of the whole gastro-intestinal track for diagnosis is now possible using pill-like cameras. Instead of letting such endoscopic capsules moving passively along the natural peristaltism, an exhaustive diagnosis requires to actively control their displacement. The most recent results deal with the use of magnetic fields to manipulate object at a distance, through the body walls (abdomen, eye), either with fixed electromagnets or mobile permanent magnets. Our specific approach is a hybrid one, based on several mobile electromagnets, which should yield higher manoeuverability.



Related publications
  • Veron, Baptiste | Hubert, Arnaud | Abadie, Joël | Andreff, Nicolas Hybrid electromagnet model for multiple mobile coil magnetic manipulation. 4th Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery / Genoa - Italie (2014, Pages pages 32-34)
  • Veron, Baptiste | Hubert, Arnaud | Abadie, Joël | Andreff, Nicolas Geometric analysis of the singularities of a magnetic manipulation system with several mobile coils. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS'13. (2013, Pages pages 4996-5001)
  • Veron, Baptiste | Hubert, Arnaud | Abadie, Joël | Andreff, Nicolas | Renaud, Pierre Advocacy for Multi Mobile Coil Magnetic Manipulation in Active Digestive Endoscopy. Workshop on Magnetically Actuated Multiscale Medical Robots, International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. / Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal (Volume sur CD, 2012, Pages pages 2 pages.)