Swallowable Robots

Journal Papers

  1. J. L. Gorlewicz, S. Battaglia, B. F. Smith, G. Ciuti, J. Gerding, A. Menciassi, K. Obstein, P. Valdastri, and R. J. Webster III, “Wireless Insufflation of the Gastrointestinal Tract”, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 60, no. 5, pp. 1225-1233, 2013. PDF (753.34 KB)
  2. P. Valdastri, M. Simi, and R. J. Webster III, “Advanced Technologies for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy”, Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering, vol. 14, pp. 397-429, 2012. PDF (2.14 MB)
  3. J. L. Toennies, G. Tortora, M. Simi, P. Valdastri, and R. J. Webster III, “Swallowable Medical Devices for Diagnosis and Surgery: The State of the Art”, Proceeding of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, vol. 224, no. C7, pp. 1397-1414, 2010. PDF (611.32 KB)
  4. P. Valdastri, R. J. Webster III, C. Quaglia, M. Quirini, A. Menciassi, and P. Dario, “A New Mechanism for Meso-Scale Legged Locomotion in Compliant Tubular Environments”, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 1047-1057, 2009. PDF (920.66 KB)
  5. C. Quaglia, E. Buselli, R. J. Webster III, P. Valdastri, A. Menciassi, and P. Dario, “An Endoscopic Capsule Robot: A Meso-Scale Engineering Case Study”, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 19, no. 10, p. 105007, 2009. PDF (740.97 KB)

Journal Abstracts

  1. J. L. Toennies and R. J. Webster, III, “A Wireless Insufflation System for Capsular Endoscopes”, vol. 3, no. 2. ASME Journal of Medical Devices, 2009. PDF (34.07 KB)

Conference Papers

  1. J. L. Toennies, G. Ciuti, B. F. Smith, A. Menciassi, P. Valdastri, and R. J. Webster III, “Toward Tetherless Insufflation of the GI Tract”, in Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2010, pp. 1946-1949. PDF (765.03 KB)
  2. M. Quirini, R. J. Webster III, A. Menciassi, and P. Dario, “Design of a Pill-Sized 12-legged Endoscopic Capsule Robot”, in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2007, pp. 1856-1862. PDF (433 KB)

Non-Refereed/Invited/Poster/Abstract/Short Papers

  1. J. L. Toennies, G. Ciuti, B. Smith, P. Valdastri, A. Menciassi, and R. J. Webster, III, “Initial Feasibility Studies on Wireless Insufflation of the GI Tract”. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2010 - Workshop on Meso-Scale Robotics for Medical Interventions, 2010. PDF (1.52 MB)
  2. J. L. Toennies and R. J. Webster, III, “A Wireless Insufflation System for Capsular Endoscopes”. Design of Medical Devices Conference, 2009. PDF (364.19 KB) Best Poster (3 in 5 competition winner)

Book Chapters

  1. J. L. Gorlewicz, R. J. Webster III, and P. Valdastri, “Mesoscale Mobile Robots for Gastrointestinal Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)”, in Robotics for Minimally Invasive Surgery, vol. 51, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., 2012, pp. 224-251. PDF (6.51 MB)

Patents

  1. P. Valdastri, G. Ciuti, A. Menciassi, P. Dario, R. J. Webster, III, B. Smith, and J. Toennies, “Swallowable Capsule for Insufflation of Gastrointestinal Tract”, International PCT application WO 2012028557 A1. US Patent pending, 2012.
  2. M. Quirini, R. J. Webster, III, A. Menciassi, and P. Dario, “Teleoperated endoscopic capsule”, European Patent Awarded EP2136698(B1). International application number PCT/IT2007/000259. US Patent Pending. Published applicat, 2010.

M.S. Theses

  1. B. F. Smith, “Wireless Insufflation for Wireless Capsule Endoscopy”. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2012. PDF (8.21 MB)