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1. (WO2018029962) ENDOSCOPE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ENDOSCOPE DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/029962    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2017/020998
Publication Date: Fri Feb 16 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Jun 07 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61B 1/07
G02B 23/26
Applicants: SONY CORPORATION
ソニー株式会社
Inventors: UEDA, Mitsunori
植田 充紀
OKI, Tomoyuki
大木 智之
Title: ENDOSCOPE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ENDOSCOPE DEVICE
Abstract:
[Problem] To enable an endoscope to be more smoothly inserted into an object to be observed and reduce the burden on an operator of the endoscope. [Solution] This endoscope device is provided with: an endoscope unit that is at least partially inserted into an object to be observed and transmits an image of the interior of the object under illumination with illumination light; a light source unit that emits illumination light for illuminating the interior of the object to the endoscope unit; an imaging unit that captures the image of the interior of the object transmitted from the endoscope unit and generates a captured image of the interior of the object; and a control part that controls the driving of the endoscope unit, the light source unit and the imaging unit. The angle of emission of the illumination light can be changed. The control part changes the angle of emission of the illumination light depending on whether an insertion part, which is a part of the endoscope unit inserted into the object, is moving within the object or stopped.