Diagnosis System for Swallowing and Peristalsis Function for Artificial Tongue and Esophagus Development

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Abstract

With the progress of surgical technology, the survival rate after resection of esophageal and tongue carcinomas has improved. However, the surgical protocol for esophageal and tongue surgery is complex, and surgery for elderly esophageal and tongue carcinoma patients with cardiopulmonary dysfunction is difficult. Using an artificial tongue and esophagus will be helpful for patients. However, peristalsis of foods depends on food size, taste, and viscosity. This study developed and evaluated a new diagnosis machine for drinking and peristalsis motion. Before clinical evaluation, animal experiments were performed on healthy adult goats using a stereo camera. After a feasibility study of the diagnosis system for peristalsis, clinical evaluation was conducted on healthy normal volunteers. We observed no aspiration pneumonia. The foods and drinks tested were safe. There was no mis-swallowing, but the participants' feeling with regard to taste differed. Overall, the results indicated that the quantitative swallowing and peristalsis diagnosis system is safe. Evaluation of the visual imaging and spectral analysis gave us useful information about peristalsis, which will help us design an artificial tongue and esophagus with a good control mechanism in the near future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEnabling Innovative Technologies for Global Healthcare, EMBC 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages5128-5131
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728119908
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jul
Event42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2020 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 2020 Jul 202020 Jul 24

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume2020-July
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2020
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period20/7/2020/7/24

Keywords

  • artificial esophagus
  • artificial tongue
  • aspiration pneumonia
  • peristalsis
  • shape memory alloy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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