Offering a 360-degree view of the colon, aer-o-scope
colonoscope also helps to see behind the haustral folds of the colon, which are
sidestepped by conventional colonoscopes.
This device has proved to be very effective. Trails have
been carried out on animals to substantiate 360-degree visualization
capabilities. Human trials were also conducted and proved very efficient.
The device allows intuitive navigation and orientation and
is designed to help reduce the risk of disease transmission. The device offers
soft-multi-luminal cable for gentler procedure.
Relying on positioning and inflating one balloon just inside
the anal sphincter and inflating another balloon that sits just behind the
camera, the propulsion system makes an airtight region between the two
Pumping CO2 into this region and raising its air pressure
allows the distal balloon to push forward and the camera advances along.
For moving through the colon, the moving balloon is designed
to inflate and deflate, adjusting as needed to allow it to propel forward while
maintaining a proper air seal.
When the camera touches the end, the CO2 is "vented" out the
For removing the device, CO2 is pumped into the region in
front of the camera, creating a pressure region that pushes the colonoscope
Advantage of Aer-O-Scope Colonoscope is that it is
disposable, as it saves time and money of costly cleaning and sterilization.
omni-directional camera, it can basically change the way colorectal cancer
screening is done. The device is easy to use as Self-propelled pneumatic
intubation may speed up learning curves.
As automatic pressure regulation decreases pressure on colon
wall, the device is easy to use. As the device is designed to put 10 times
lesser pressure on the colonic wall when compared to standard colonoscope, it
enhances safety. Another major safety feature of Aer-O-Scope Colonoscope is
that it is automated and regulates pressure on the colon wall and also comes
with soft-multi-luminal cable for gentler procedure.