円錐型ウォームギア機構を用いた腸管自走システムの開発  [in Japanese] Development of a Self-Propelled Colonoscope Robot with a Conical Worm Gear Mechanism  [in Japanese]

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Author(s)

    • 大澤 啓介 Osawa Keisuke
    • 九州大学大学院医学研究院先端医療医学講座 Department of Advanced Medical Initiatives, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University
    • 中楯 龍 Nakadate Ryu
    • 九州大学先端医療イノベーションセンター Center for Advanced Medical and Innovation, Kyushu University
    • 荒田 純平 Arata Jumpei
    • 九州大学大学院工学研究院機械工学部門 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University
    • 副島 雄二 Soejima Yuji
    • 九州大学病院先端医工学診療部 Department of Advanced Medicine and Innovative Technology, Kyushu University Hospital
    • 橋爪 誠 Hashizume Makoto
    • 九州大学先端医療イノベーションセンター Center for Advanced Medical and Innovation, Kyushu University

Abstract

<p>Incidence rate of colon cancer is the highest among all cancers in Japan while the rate is still being on an upward trend. It is generally known that the colon cancer diagnosed in its early stage, is permanently curable by a minimally invasive manner. The first choice of diagnosis for colon cancer is colonoscopy while the inspection requires a great skill, because the manipulation of endoscope surrounded by the layer of soft intestinal tissues is highly cumbersome (e. g. large intestines only stretches and the tip of endoscope does not advance even the proximal end of endoscope is pushed hard by the inspector). In order to solve this problem, we propose a self-propelled colonoscope robot with a conical worm gear mechanism. The drive force is provided from the motor outside the patient body by a torque tube to a conical worm gear to turn four spur gears arranged in a radial fashion at the tip. Thus the robot can move forward and backward in intestine. The notable feature of the mechanism is that the conical worm gear lets the four spur gears moved in a radial fashion, thus the mechanism provides sufficient propelling force even in the intestines with different radii. A prototype mechanism was developed as a proof-of-concept model by using a 3D printer and driven by a motor. The preliminary experiments on a simulated intestine with different radii (ranging from 30 to 50 mm) and in-vitro tissues showed the promising results.</p>

Journal

  • Journal of Japan Society of Computer Aided Surgery

    Journal of Japan Society of Computer Aided Surgery 21(1), 5-11, 2019

    The Japan Society of Computer Aided Surgery

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130007629871
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN1044100X
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • ISSN
    1344-9486
  • NDL Article ID
    029636567
  • NDL Call No.
    Z74-B824
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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