Technical Brief

An Anchoring and Steering Device for Wireless In Vivo Surveillance of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma1

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Hongliang Ren

Department of Biomedical Engineering,
National University of Singapore,
119077, Singapore
e-mail: ren@nus.edu.sg

Chwee Ming Lim

Department of Otolaryngology,
National University Hospital,
National University of Singapore,
119077, Singapore

Justin S. Y. Tan, Jun Xiang Wang, Mu Lin, Vanessa Mak Wei-Lin, Dhashni D/O Manogaran

Department of Biomedical Engineering,
National University of Singapore,
119077, Singapore

Accepted and presented at the Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2014), Minneapolis, MN, April 7–10, 2014.DOI: 10.1115/1.4027134

2Corresponding author.

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), 030947 (Jul 21, 2014) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-14-1121; doi: 10.1115/1.4027134 History: Received February 21, 2014; Revised March 03, 2014

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Main design features of device

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Rotation of camera casing, which is part of Fig. 1

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Setup for device testing

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Prototype testing on skull model

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Captured sample image

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Fig. 6

Pullout strength test (load versus extension)

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Breaking force test (load versus extension)



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