In-Body Ranging for Ultra-Wide Band Wireless Capsule Endoscopy Using A Neural Network Architecture


10th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology (ISMICT), Massachusetts, United States Of America, 20 - 23 March 2016 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Massachusetts
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Accurate localization of the endoscopy capsule can have a significant positive impact on disease diagnosis and treatment using wireless capsule endoscopy. This paper concerns the problem of accurate ranging for localization of an endoscopy capsule. Towards this objective, we propose a range estimator leveraging the use of ultra-wide band signaling and neural networks. Our results indicate the feasibility of obtaining a ranging accuracy in the neighborhood of 21 mm We also model the statistics of the ranging error, and demonstrate that the error is accurately modeled by a Weibull distribution.