An insufflator for exposing structures within an internal body cavity
Data di pubblicazione21-10-2021
Data di priorità03-12-2018
FaseDutch, EP, PCT, US
TitolarePolitecnico di Milano, Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam
DipartimentoDepartment of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering
AutoriDellacà Raffaele, Milesi Ilaria, Sterke Frank, Van Weteringen Willem, Vlot Johnny, Goos Tomas Gijsbertus
An insufflator for exposing structures within an internal cavity forming a confined volume within an animal or human body, the apparatus including: an input conduit for exchanging gas with the confined volume; a gas insufflator for insufflation of gas into the confined volume through the input conduit, wherein the gas insufflator is configured to deliver an insufflator pressure to the confined volume, wherein the gas insufflator is configured to (super)impose at least one pressure or flow oscillation to obtain a forced oscillating pressure or flow delivered to the confined volume, the forced oscillating pressure or flow having at least one component with a frequency and an amplitude; a monitoring unit for monitoring a response of the internal cavity to the forced oscillating pressure or flow for determining one or more physical properties of the internal cavity; and an adapter unit for adjusting the insufflation pressure based on the determined one or more physical properties of the internal cavity.