Super-Zoom Endoscope (SuZE).

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1R43DK066942-01A1
Agency Tracking Number: DK066942
Amount: $99,976.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: PHS2005-2
Small Business Information
Applied Science Innovations, Inc., 1223 Peoples Ave, Troy, NY, 12180
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 (518) 276-3637
Business Contact
Phone: (518) 833-6897
Research Institution
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In many endoscopic procedures it is desirable to monitor a wide field-of-view real-time image to navigate the tool inside the body, locating anatomical landmarks and switching to a close-up view once a region of interest is identified. Existing endoscopes with zoom capability have many limitations. In order to change the view from the wide-field to a detailed, high-magnification view, a combination of zoom, tilt, and panning is usually required, increasing the complexity of the procedure, requiring additional mechanical motion, and in some cases increasing the risk of trauma to the patient. Proposed is a feasibility study of a new imaging technology for endoscopy with capabilities exceeding the present state of the art. The new endoscope will feature high resolution and a wide range of magnifications, combining three functions of existing tools - zoom, panning, and tilt - in one seamless adjustment, to enable zooming into any portion of the wide-field image, on- or off-axis. An optional feature of the proposed technology is the capability to display the surveillance type, wide-field-of-view image simultaneously with the high-resolution, magnified image of the region of interest. In addition, the capability to display 2 or more different regions of interest with high magnification at the same time will be explored. The new system will provide the "super zoom" functionality with no mechanical motion of the endoscope, reducing the chance of trauma and making the procedure less invasive, to improve and benefit the patient care.

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