1. System and method for facilitating manual and/or automatic volumetric imaging with real-time tension or force feedback using a tethered imaging device

    System and method for facilitating manual and/or automatic volumetric imaging with real-time tension or force feedback using a tethered imaging device

    According to exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure, apparatus, device and method can be provided which can provide imaging of biological tissues, e.g., luminal organs in vivo, using optical techniques in an automatic or semiautomatic manner. The exemplary apparatus, device and method can utilize a tethered capsule catheter with a mechanism for manual, semi-automatic or automatic traversing in the luminal organ with a controlled velocity and/or image quality. The exemplary apparatus can include feedback information about tension applied to the catheter during its movement that can be used to adjust velocity and assure patient comfort and safety for ...

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