Year

2018

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering

Abstract

Over the past 18 years, capsule endoscopy has been an important tool for examining the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Compared to traditional colonoscopy and gastroscopy examination technologies, capsule endoscopy requires little clinical procedural time, is non-invasive to the patient and able to examine the small intestine that is unreachable through the traditional technologies. While the small size of the commercialized capsule endoscopy makes it easy to swallow, it limits the capabilities of the imaging device inside the capsule and does not allow for the inclusion of an internal locomotion device, leading to limitations such as low image resolution, passive capsule movement, and low power source capacity. In order to enhance the efficiency of capsule endoscopy, the current study has been undertaken with three main objectives...

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