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Technical Brief

An Automated Intestinal Biomechanics Simulator for Expediting Robotic Capsule Endoscope Development1

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Piotr Slawinski, Benjamin Terry

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
1400 R St.,
Lincoln, NE 68508

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

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), 030901 (Jul 21, 2014) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-14-1101; doi: 10.1115/1.4027083 History: Received February 21, 2014; Revised March 03, 2014

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Intestine biomechanics simulator with mounted synthetic intestine (not filled)

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Schematic of simulator

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Schematic of compressive pressure vessel

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