Fabrication of the wireless systems for controlling movements of the electrical stimulus capsule in the small intestines

Yeonkwan Moon, Jyunghyun Lee, Heejoon Park, Jugab Lee, Jaejong Ryu, Sanghyo Woo, Minkyu Kim, Chulho Won, Taewan Kim, Jinho Cho, Hyunchul Choi

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Diseases of the gastro-intestinal tract are becoming more prevalent. New techniques and devices, such as the wireless capsule endoscope and the telemetry capsule, that are able to measure the various signals of the digestive organs (temperature, pH, and pressure), have been developed for the observation of the digestive organs. In these capsule devices, there are no methods of moving and grasping them. In order to make a swift diagnosis and to give proper medication, it is necessary to control the moving speed of the capsule. This paper presents a wireless system for the control of movements of an electrical stimulus capsule. This includes an electrical stimulus capsule which can be swallowed and an external transmitting control system. A receiver, a receiving antenna (small multi-loop), a transmitter, and a transmitting antenna (monopole) were designed and fabricated taking into consideration the MPE, power consumption, system size, signal-to-noise ratio and the modulation method. The wireless system, which was designed and implemented for the control of movements of the electrical stimulus capsule, was verified by in-vitro experiments which were performed on the small intestines of a pig. As a result, we found that when the small intestines are contracted by electrical stimuli, the capsule can move to the opposite direction, which means that the capsule can go up or down in the small intestines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)586-592
Number of pages7
JournalIEICE Transactions on Information and Systems
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2007


  • Electrical stimulus capsule
  • In-vitro experiments
  • Moving speed
  • Receiver
  • Small multi-loop
  • Transmitter
  • Wireless capsule endoscope
  • Wireless system


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