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Magnetic localization and orientation of the capsule endoscope based on a random complex algorithm

Authors He X, Zheng Z, Hu C

Received 8 December 2014

Accepted for publication 28 January 2015

Published 8 April 2015 Volume 2015:8 Pages 175—184


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Xiaoqi He,1 Zizhao Zheng,1,2 Chao Hu1

1Ningbo Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University, Ningbo, People's Republic of China; 2Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Abstract: The development of the capsule endoscope has made possible the examination of the whole gastrointestinal tract without much pain. However, there are still some important problems to be solved, among which, one important problem is the localization of the capsule. Currently, magnetic positioning technology is a suitable method for capsule localization, and this depends on a reliable system and algorithm. In this paper, based on the magnetic dipole model as well as magnetic sensor array, we propose nonlinear optimization algorithms using a random complex algorithm, applied to the optimization calculation for the nonlinear function of the dipole, to determine the three-dimensional position parameters and two-dimensional direction parameters. The stability and the antinoise ability of the algorithm is compared with the Levenberg–Marquart algorithm. The simulation and experiment results show that in terms of the error level of the initial guess of magnet location, the random complex algorithm is more accurate, more stable, and has a higher “denoise” capacity, with a larger range for initial guess values.

Keywords: wireless capsule endoscope, magnet, optimization

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