3D magnetic-resonance-coupling (MRC) localization of wireless capsule endoscopy

Yongming Xia, Lihui Zhang, Kaiyuan Lu, Linlin Wu

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Wireless Capsule Endoscope (WCE) enables developing actively controlled capsule for potential complex surgeries, imaging, and new medicine tests. These tasks of WCE need safe, efficient, and precise 3D localization techniques. In this paper, a new application of the magnetic resonance coupling (MRC) technique, which has been widely developed for efficient wireless power transfer, is introduced. It is proposed that the distance dependent signal strength in a MRC system can be beneficially used for 3D localization. The new 3D-MRC localization system consists of three orthogonal emitting coils which are powered by a battery in the capsule, and three pairs of orthogonal receiving coils which are placed outside human body. The distances between the WCE and the receiving coils can be estimated with good accuracy by studying the signal strengths in individual receiving coils. The proposed new 3D-MRC localization system also exhibits higher efficiency when compared with traditional magnetic induction method for 3D localization due to the use of MRC.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation (CEFC)
PublisherIEEE Press
Publication dateNov 2016
Article number7815911
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-1032-5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016
Event2016 IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation (CEFC) - Miami, United States
Duration: 13 Nov 201616 Nov 2016


Conference2016 IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation (CEFC)
CountryUnited States


  • Localization
  • Magnetic resonance coupling
  • Wireless Capsule Endoscope

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