Dogramadzi, S. , Bell, G. , Bicker, R. and Burn, K.
A novel system to rapidly analyse the flexural rigidity of endoscopes used in colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy.
To be published in International J. of Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management (COMADEM), 6 (4).
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|Additional Information:||Endoscopy is a clinical procedure that is daily used in hospitals in UK. Instruments presently used to carry out this, very often, life-saving routine, have not been studied in literature. In order to analyse forces and pressures exerted inside the body that often inflict pain and discomfort with patients, mechanical charactersitics of the endoscopy instruments are required. For that purpose, a mechatronics system has been designed to rapidly measure rigidity of endoscopy instruments at different temperatures. Results obtained from this study informed clinicians on possible source of errors in their practice and the instruments' manufacturers, with whom the authors collaborated, on improvements required in the instruments design.|
|Faculty/Department:||Faculty of Environment and Technology|
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|Deposited On:||22 Jan 2010 15:10|
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