RF characteristics of wireless capsule endoscopy in human body

Meng Zhang, Eng Gee Lim*, Zhao Wang, Tammam Tillo, Ka Lok Man, Jing Chen Wang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) is an ingestible electronic diagnostic device capable of working wirelessly, without all the limitations of traditional wired diagnosing tools, such as cable discomfort and the inability to examine highly convoluted sections of the small intestine. However, this technique is still encountering a lot of practical challenges and requires further improvements. This paper is to propose the methodology of investigating the performance of a WCE system by studying its electromagnetic (EM) wave propagation through the human body. Based on this investigation, the capsule's positioning information can be obtained. The WCE transmission channel model is constructed to evaluate signal attenuations and to determine capsule position. The detail of this proposed research methodology is presented in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGrid and Pervasive Computing - 8th International Conference, GPC 2013 and Colocated Workshops, Proceedings
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event8th International Conference on Grid and Pervasive Computing, GPC 2013 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 9 May 201311 May 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7861 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference8th International Conference on Grid and Pervasive Computing, GPC 2013
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Electromagnetic wave propagation
  • Wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE)
  • positioning
  • transmission channel

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