Technical Brief

Air Retention Device for Colonoscopy Procedures1

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Michael R. McEniry, Carl A. Nelson, Ross D. Oborny, Lauren C. Glett

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
Lincoln, NE 68508

Joy Wolfe

Jefferson Community Health Center,
Fairbury, NE 68352

Accepted and presented at the Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2014), Minneapolis, MN, April 7–10, 2014.DOI: 10.1115/1.4027044

Manuscript received February 21, 2014; final manuscript received March 3, 2014; published online July 21, 2014. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 8(3), 030923 (Jul 21, 2014) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-14-1074; doi: 10.1115/1.4027044 History: Received February 21, 2014; Revised March 03, 2014

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Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 1

Device with balloons fully inflated

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 2

End cap triple layered seal

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 3

Colonoscope deflecting end cap seal




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