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1. (WO2018220797) FLEXIBLE TUBE INSERTION ASSISTANCE DEVICE AND FLEXIBLE TUBE INSERTION DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/220797    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2017/020482
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 02 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61B 1/00
Applicants: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
オリンパス株式会社
Inventors: TEZUKA, Ryo
手塚 諒
NISHIMURA, Hirokazu
西村 博一
TAKAHASHI, Takeshi
高橋 毅
Title: FLEXIBLE TUBE INSERTION ASSISTANCE DEVICE AND FLEXIBLE TUBE INSERTION DEVICE
Abstract:
This flexible tube insertion assistance device (80) has: an analyzing unit (85) that analyzes the relationships between a reference value, an amount of a counterclockwise external force, and an amount of a clockwise external force detected by an external force detection unit (60); a generating unit (87) that generates possibility information pertaining to the possibility of a twisting operation of a flexible tube (35) in response to an analysis result of the analyzing unit (85); and an output unit (89) that outputs the possibility information generated by the generating unit (87). The analyzing unit (85) compares each of the amount of the anticlockwise external force and the amount of clockwise external force to the reference value. The generating unit (87) generates the propriety information in accordance with the comparison results of the analyzing unit (85).