Presentation Title

Towards Autonomous Visual Navigation of a Colonoscope Robot

Advisor Information

Jose Baca

Location

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

4-3-2016 2:30 PM

End Date

4-3-2016 4:00 PM

Abstract

The goal of this project is to modernize endoscopic procedures, more specifically colonoscopies. Modernization of colorectal screenings can improve the rate at which patients at risk of developing polyps and ulcers carry timely screenings. Discomfort and risks associated with the procedure are major deterrents for patients. This study implements image-processing algorithms to provide a colonoscope with an increased accuracy of direction when the invasive procedure is being carried. The head of the colonoscope autonomously tilts as it travels the rectum, descending colon, transverse colon and ascending colon. The outcome of this research can provide specialists with assistive tools when carrying invasive procedures and give the patient reassurance.

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Mar 4th, 2:30 PM Mar 4th, 4:00 PM

Towards Autonomous Visual Navigation of a Colonoscope Robot

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

The goal of this project is to modernize endoscopic procedures, more specifically colonoscopies. Modernization of colorectal screenings can improve the rate at which patients at risk of developing polyps and ulcers carry timely screenings. Discomfort and risks associated with the procedure are major deterrents for patients. This study implements image-processing algorithms to provide a colonoscope with an increased accuracy of direction when the invasive procedure is being carried. The head of the colonoscope autonomously tilts as it travels the rectum, descending colon, transverse colon and ascending colon. The outcome of this research can provide specialists with assistive tools when carrying invasive procedures and give the patient reassurance.