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Endoscopic versatile robotic guidance, diagnosis and therapy of magnetic-driven soft-tethered endoluminal robots

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Project "Endoo" data sheet

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Organization address
city: PISA
postcode: 56127

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website
 Total cost 3˙049˙410 €
 EC max contribution 2˙735˙937 € (90%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT))
 Code Call H2020-ICT-2015
 Funding Scheme IA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-12-01   to  2019-05-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
2    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON UK (LONDON) participant 448˙250.00
3    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO IT (TORINO) participant 410˙000.00
4    OVESCO ENDOSCOPY AG DE (TUBINGEN) participant 333˙812.00
5    THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH UK (EDINBURGH) participant 236˙500.00
6    EKYMED SRL IT (MILANO) participant 232˙575.00
7    MEDIATE SRL IT (PISA) participant 165˙050.00


 Project objective

The Endoo project (Endoscopic versatile robotic guidance, diagnosis and therapy of magnetic-driven soft-tethered endoluminal robots) aims at developing an integrated robotic platform for the navigation of a soft-tethered colonoscope capable of performing painless diagnosis and treatment. Colorectal cancer is one of the major causes of mortality but survival rate dramatically increase in case of early diagnosis. Current screening colonoscopy is limited due to a variety of factors including invasiveness, patient discomfort, fear of pain, and the need for sedation; these factors consistently limit the pervasiveness of mass screening campaigns. Built around a novel robotic colonoscope and designed to make its use straightforward for the endoscopist and ideal for mass screening, the Endoo system has the potential to introduce in the clinical practice a disruptive new paradigm for painless colonoscopy. Endoo combines a “front-wheel” magnetic–driven approach for active and smooth navigation with diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities for overcoming the limitations of current colonoscopy in terms of patient discomfort, dependence on operator skills, costs and outcomes for the healthcare systems. The acceptance and consolidation of robotics in the medical domain and the ever–growing development of endoscopic–driven technologies are the fundamental building blocks for the realization of the Endoo platform which can take advantage of solid and IPR protected technologies provided by the Project Partners. Aim of the Endoo Project is to bring the system to the market for an extensive clinical use. The Endoo Consortium is a unique blend of internationally recognized European pioneers (in all the involved disciplines), which will guarantee a dramatic leap forward in the current technology through successful implementation in terms of scientific innovation, industrial engineering, certification, market analysis, and ultimately clinical deployment.


List of deliverables.
Final demonstration activities Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-02-25 10:59:50

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of Endoo deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 A. Rau, F. Chadebecq, P. Riordan, D. Stoyanov
Monocular 3D Reconstruction of the Colon Using CNNs Trained on Synthetic Data
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery 2020-02-25
2019 Luigi Manfredi, Elisabetta Capoccia, Gastone Ciuti, Alfred Cuschieri
A Soft Pneumatic Inchworm Double balloon (SPID) for colonoscopy
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-47320-3
Scientific Reports 9/1 2020-02-25
2019 Gerard Cummins, Benjamin F. Cox, Gastone Ciuti, Thineskrishna Anbarasan, Marc P. Y. Desmulliez, Sandy Cochran, Robert Steele, John N. Plevris, Anastasios Koulaouzidis
Gastrointestinal diagnosis using non-white light imaging capsule endoscopy
published pages: 429-447, ISSN: 1759-5045, DOI: 10.1038/s41575-019-0140-z
Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology 16/7 2020-02-25
2017 E.B. Mazomenos, F. Vasconcelos, J. Smelt, M. Jahangiri, B. Martin, A. Smith, S. Wright and D. Stoyanov
Objectively Assessing Performance in Transoesophageal Echocardiography from Image Comparison and Alignment
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery 2020-02-25
2017 P. Brandao, E. Mazomenos, A. Rau, M. Janatka, D. Stoyanov
Widening Siamese Neural Networks for Stereo Matching in Colonoscopy
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery 2020-02-25
2019 G. Ciuti, A. Firrincieli, F. Bianchi, N. Gabrieli, F.P. Falotico, J. Ortega, M. Verra, M. Bonino, S. Arolfo, E. Mazomenos, P. Brandao, D. Stoyanov, A. Koulaouzidis, S. Schostek, M.O. Schurr, A. Menciassi, C.M. Oddo, A. Arezzo, P. Dario
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery 2020-02-25
2018 Anastasios Koulaouzidis, Dimitris Iakovidis, Diana Yung, Evangelos Mazomenos, Federico Bianchi, Alexandros Karagyris, George Dimas, Danail Stoyanov, Henrik Thorlacius, Ervin Toth, Gastone Ciuti
Novel experimental and software methods for image reconstruction and localization in capsule endoscopy
published pages: E205-E210, ISSN: 2364-3722, DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-121882
Endoscopy International Open 06/02 2020-02-25
2017 Federico Bianchi, Gastone Ciuti, Anastasios Koulaouzidis, Alberto Arezzo, Danail Stoyanov, Sebastian Schostek, Calogero Maria Oddo, Arianna Menciassi, Paolo Dario
An innovative robotic platform for magnetically-driven painless colonoscopy
published pages: 421-421, ISSN: 2305-5839, DOI: 10.21037/atm.2017.09.15
Annals of Translational Medicine 5/21 2020-02-25
2018 Patrick Brandao, Odysseas Zisimopoulos, Evangelos Mazomenos, Gastone Ciuti, Jorge Bernal, Marco Visentini-Scarzanella, Arianna Menciassi, Paolo Dario, Anastasios Koulaouzidis, Alberto Arezzo, David J Hawkes, Danail Stoyanov
Towards a Computed-Aided Diagnosis System in Colonoscopy: Automatic Polyp Segmentation Using Convolution Neural Networks
published pages: 1840002, ISSN: 2424-905X, DOI: 10.1142/s2424905x18400020
Journal of Medical Robotics Research 03/02 2020-02-25
2018 Dimitris K. Iakovidis, George Dimas, Alexandros Karargyris, Federico Bianchi, Gastone Ciuti, Anastasios Koulaouzidis
Deep Endoscopic Visual Measurements
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 2168-2194, DOI: 10.1109/jbhi.2018.2853987
IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics 2020-02-25
2018 Marco Visentini-Scarzanella, Hiroshi Kawasaki, Ryo Furukawa, Marco Bonino, Simone Arolfo, Giacomo Lo Secco, Alberto Arezzo, Arianna Menciassi, Paolo Dario, Gastone Ciuti
A structured light laser probe for gastrointestinal polyp size measurement: a preliminary comparative study
published pages: E602-E609, ISSN: 2364-3722, DOI: 10.1055/a-0577-2798
Endoscopy International Open 06/05 2020-02-25
2018 EB Mazomenos, D Watson, R Kotorov, D Stoyanov
Gesture Classification in Robotic Surgery using Recurrent Neural Networks with Kinematic Information
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surger 2020-02-25
2019 Patrick Brandao, Evangelos Mazomenos, Danail Stoyanov
Widening siamese architectures for stereo matching
published pages: 75-81, ISSN: 0167-8655, DOI: 10.1016/j.patrec.2018.12.002
Pattern Recognition Letters 120 2020-02-25
2019 Federico Bianchi, Antonino Masaracchia, Erfan Shojaei Barjuei, Arianna Menciassi, Alberto Arezzo, Anastasios Koulaouzidis, Danail Stoyanov, Paolo Dario, Gastone Ciuti
Localization strategies for robotic endoscopic capsules: a review
published pages: 381-403, ISSN: 1743-4440, DOI: 10.1080/17434440.2019.1608182
Expert Review of Medical Devices 16/5 2020-02-25
2017 D. Camboni, R. Caliò, J. O. Ortega, C. M. Oddo, M. C. Carrozza, A. Menciassi, G. Ciuti and P. Dario
Tactile robotic endoscopic capsule for closed-loop force control and safety
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery 2020-02-25
2017 F. Bianchi, E. Trallori, D. Camboni, C. M. Oddo, A. Menciassi, G. Ciuti and P. Dario
Tactile tool for tissue palpation in colonoscopy
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery 2020-02-25
2019 Anita Rau, P. J. Eddie Edwards, Omer F. Ahmad, Paul Riordan, Mirek Janatka, Laurence B. Lovat, Danail Stoyanov
Implicit domain adaptation with conditional generative adversarial networks for depth prediction in endoscopy
published pages: 1167-1176, ISSN: 1861-6410, DOI: 10.1007/s11548-019-01962-w
International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 14/7 2020-02-25
2017 Diana E Yung, Tommaso Banfi, Gastone Ciuti, Alberto Arezzo, Paolo Dario, Anastasios Koulaouzidis
Musculoskeletal injuries in gastrointestinal endoscopists: a systematic review
published pages: 1-9, ISSN: 1747-4124, DOI: 10.1080/17474124.2017.1356225
Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology 2020-02-25
2016 Brandao, P.; Mazomenos, E.; Ciuti, G.; Bianchi, F.; Menciassi, A.; Dario, P.; Koulaouzidis, A.; Stoyanov, D.
Validating convolution neural networks for automatic polyp detection in robotic colonoscopy
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery - CRA2016 conference organized one time p 2020-02-25
2016 G. Ciuti, D. Stoyanov, A. Arezzo, A. Koulaouzidis, S. Schostek, M. O. Schurr, B. Magnani, C. M. Oddo, A. Menciassi, and P. Dario
EndoVESPA: a computer-integrated robotic platform for magnetically-driven soft-tethered colonoscopy
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery conference organized one time p 2020-02-25
2017 Patrick Brandao, Evangelos Mazomenos, Gastone Ciuti, Renato Caliò, Federico Bianchi, Arianna Menciassi, Paolo Dario, Anastasios Koulaouzidis, Alberto Arezzo, Danail Stoyanov
Fully convolutional neural networks for polyp segmentation in colonoscopy
published pages: 101340F, ISSN: , DOI: 10.1117/12.2254361
Medical Imaging 2017: Computer-Aided Diagnosis 12, one per month 2020-02-25
2016 Barjuei, E.S.; Li, J.; Ciuti, G.; Hao, Y.; Zhang, P.; Shi, Q.; Menciassi, A.; Q., H.; Dario, P.
Implementation of an analytical magnetic model for medical robots design
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery - CRAS2016 conference organized one time p 2020-02-25
2016 Gastone Ciuti, R. Caliò, D. Camboni, L. Neri, F. Bianchi, A. Arezzo, A. Koulaouzidis, S. Schostek, D. Stoyanov, C. M. Oddo, B. Magnani, A. Menciassi, M. Morino, M. O. Schurr, P. Dario
Frontiers of robotic endoscopic capsules: a review
published pages: 1-18, ISSN: 2194-6418, DOI: 10.1007/s12213-016-0087-x
Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics 11/1-4 2020-02-25
2018 Peisen Zhang, Jing Li, Yang Hao, Federico Bianchi, Gastone Ciuti, Tatsuo Arai, Qiang Huang, Paolo Dario
The role of computed tomography data in the design of a robotic magnetically-guided endoscopic platform
published pages: 443-456, ISSN: 0169-1864, DOI: 10.1080/01691864.2018.1451776
Advanced Robotics 32/8 2020-02-25
2018 Jing Li, Erfan Shojaei Barjuei, Gastone Ciuti, Yang Hao, Peisen Zhang, Arianna Menciassi, Qiang Huang, Paolo Dario
Magnetically-driven medical robots: An analytical magnetic model for endoscopic capsules design
published pages: 278-287, ISSN: 0304-8853, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2017.12.085
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 452 2020-02-25

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