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1. (WO2017179126) INSERTION SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/179126    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2016/061820
Publication Date: Fri Oct 20 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Apr 13 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 1/00
Applicants: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
オリンパス株式会社
Inventors: TOJO, Ryo
東條 良
FUJITA, Hiromasa
藤田 浩正
MORISHIMA, Tetsuya
森島 哲矢
Title: INSERTION SYSTEM
Abstract:
An insertion system (10) has: an insertion device (30) having an insertion unit (40) adapted to be inserted into a body into which the insertion unit (40) is to be inserted; and a rigidity change unit (70) for changing the rigidity of at least a part of the insertion unit (40) by means of rigidity which changes with temperature, the relationship between the rigidity and the temperature changing according to a curved state. The insertion system (10) also has: a curved state detection unit (80) for detecting the curved state of the rigidity change unit (70); and a rigidity change control unit (103) for determining a target temperature on the basis of the curved state of the rigidity change unit (70), which is detected by the curved state detection unit (80), and controlling the temperature of the rigidity change unit (70) to the target temperature.