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1. (WO2013153859) CAPSULE-SHAPED MEDICAL DEVICE AND SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/153859    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2013/054775
Publication Date: Fri Oct 18 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Tue Feb 26 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: A61B 1/00
Applicants: SONY CORPORATION
ソニー株式会社
Inventors: NAKAMURA, Takatoshi
中村 隆俊
SAKO, Yoichiro
佐古 曜一郎
TANGE, Akira
丹下 明
ANDO, Katsumi
安藤 勝巳
KOGA, Yuki
甲賀 有希
Title: CAPSULE-SHAPED MEDICAL DEVICE AND SYSTEM
Abstract:
[Problem] To provide a capsule-shaped medical device and system that are capable of causing the expulsion of something inside a body. [Solution] A capsule-shaped medical device provided with a stimulus unit that applies a stimulus to a prescribed site in a body cavity. The stimulus applied by the stimulus unit may consist of vibration, an electric stimulus, or pressure. The stimulus unit may start applying the stimulus to the aforementioned prescribed site when a preset amount of time has passed since the detection of a trigger and may stop applying the stimulus when a given amount of time has passed since the start of the application of the stimulus.