KR100869768B1 - Apparatus and method for receiving information of capsule endoscope, capsule endoscope system using the same - Google Patents

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KR100869768B1
KR100869768B1 KR1020080027385A KR20080027385A KR100869768B1 KR 100869768 B1 KR100869768 B1 KR 100869768B1 KR 1020080027385 A KR1020080027385 A KR 1020080027385A KR 20080027385 A KR20080027385 A KR 20080027385A KR 100869768 B1 KR100869768 B1 KR 100869768B1
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The present invention relates to a capsule endoscope information receiving apparatus and receiving method and a capsule endoscope system using the same that can be attached to a living body to confirm whether the sensor pad for receiving the body information of the capsule endoscope attached.
Capsule endoscope information receiving apparatus according to the present invention is characterized in that the detection state of the plurality of sensor pads attached to the subject's body to alert the subject, thereby improving the reception rate of the body information and the subject's body There is an effect that can induce the subject to reattach the sensor pad away from.

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Capsule endoscope information receiving device and method and capsule endoscope system using the same {APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING INFORMATION OF CAPSULE ENDOSCOPE, CAPSULE ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM USING THE SAME}

The present invention relates to a capsule endoscope, and more particularly, to a capsule endoscope information receiving apparatus and a receiving method and a capsule endoscope system using the same, which can be attached to a living body to confirm whether a sensor pad is attached to receive body information of the capsule endoscope. It is about.

Recently, capsule endoscopes have been developed and used to diagnose various diseases in the medical field. The capsule endoscope is swallowed through the oral cavity of the subject, and the organs inside the body (esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine) are photographed and transmitted to an external receiver until they are discharged out of the body. In this case, the examinee may swallow the capsule endoscope by carrying the receiving device including the communication and memory functions, and then may freely work until the discharge.

The receiver receives the signal transmitted from the capsule endoscope through the sensor pad attached to the body of the subject to generate image data. At this time, the reception intensity of the signal received by the sensor pad is greatly dependent on the degree to which the sensor pad is attached to the body of the examinee. Moreover, when the sensor pad is away from the subject's body, the sensor pad is vulnerable to noise from outside. Therefore, the conventional receiver has a problem that the information reception rate is lowered by not receiving a desired signal and receiving unwanted external noise.

The present invention has been made in view of the above-mentioned problems, and provides a capsule endoscope information receiving apparatus and a receiving method and a capsule endoscope system using the same, which can be attached to a living body to confirm whether the sensor pad is attached to receive the body information of the capsule endoscope. It is technical problem to do.

In the information receiving apparatus of the capsule endoscope according to an embodiment of the present invention for achieving the above technical problem, in the receiving apparatus for collecting and storing the body information through at least one of the plurality of sensor pads attached to the living body at regular intervals, The receiving device is characterized in that for detecting and alerting the attachment state of each sensor pad attached to the living body.

The receiving device includes a receiving unit for receiving the internal information through the plurality of sensor pads; A pad resistance measuring unit measuring resistance between the plurality of sensor pads; A control unit for converting the internal body image data from the receiving unit to store the internal body image data in the storage unit and analyzing the resistance between the plurality of sensor pads to detect the attachment state of each sensor pad; And an alarm signal generator for generating an alarm signal corresponding to the attachment state of each sensor pad detected by the controller.

The receiving device is characterized in that it further comprises a display unit for displaying the attached state of each sensor pad.

Capsule endoscope system according to an embodiment of the present invention is a capsule endoscope for collecting and transmitting the body information of the living body; A reception device for detecting and alerting an attachment state of each sensor pad attached to the living body; And a workstation for displaying the internal body information provided from the reception device on a display device.

The receiving device is characterized in that it further comprises a display unit for displaying the attached state of each sensor pad.

In a method for receiving information of a capsule endoscope according to an embodiment of the present invention, in the receiving method for receiving the body information through at least one of a plurality of sensor pads attached to the living body at regular intervals, the receiving method is the attached to the living body And detecting an alarm state of each sensor pad.

The detecting and alerting of the attached state of each sensor pad may include measuring resistance between the plurality of sensor pads; Analyzing the resistance between the plurality of sensor pads and detecting a pad number of the sensor pad away from the living body; And generating an alarm signal corresponding to the pad number of the separated sensor pad.

The information receiving method of the capsule endoscope further comprises the step of displaying the attachment state of each sensor pad on the display unit.

The information receiving method of the capsule endoscope comprises the steps of receiving the information in the body through the plurality of sensor pads; And converting and storing the received body information in the body image data, wherein receiving the body information comprises the body information from the remaining sensor pads except the sensor pad away from the living body. Characterized in that it receives.

In an integrated circuit according to an embodiment of the present invention, a receiving method for receiving internal body information through at least one of a plurality of sensor pads attached to a living body at regular intervals, wherein the receiving method is performed by each of the sensor pads attached to the living body. And circuitry for performing the method comprising the step of detecting and alerting the attachment state.

As described above, the present invention can improve the reception rate of the body information by detecting a state of attachment of a plurality of sensor pads attached to the subject's body and alerting the subject, so that the subject reattaches the sensor pad away from the subject's body. It has an inducible effect.

In addition, the present invention can detect the state of attachment of the plurality of sensor pads attached to the subject's body and display on the display, and also alerts the subject to improve the reception rate of the body information, the attachment of the sensor pad displayed on the display Through the state, there is an effect of inducing the subject to reattach the sensor pad away from the subject's body.

Hereinafter, embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings.

1 is a view for explaining a capsule endoscope system according to a first embodiment of the present invention, Figure 2 is a view for explaining the capsule endoscope and the receiver shown in FIG.

1 and 2, a capsule endoscope system according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a capsule endoscope 200 that generates body information of a living body 100 (hereinafter, referred to as a “subject”); Detects and alerts each attachment state of the plurality of sensor pads 1 to 4 attached to the body of the subject 100 at regular intervals and from the capsule endoscope 200 through at least one sensor pad 1 to 4. Receiving apparatus 300 for receiving the body information of the body to generate the body image data; And a workstation 400 that displays the internal body image data provided from the receiver 300 on the display apparatus 450.

Capsule endoscope 200 is swallowed into the body through the oral cavity of the subject 100, and after imaging the organ (esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine) until it is discharged to the body to generate the internal information. In this case, the capsule endoscope 200 may capture the inside of the organ by a predetermined time unit while moving by the peristalsis movement of the subject's body cavity. To this end, the capsule endoscope 200, as shown in Figure 2, the capsule 210; Image sensor 220; And a data transmission unit 230.

The capsule 210 includes a capsule housing 212 and an optical dome 214. The capsule housing 212 includes an image sensor 220; And a circuit unit including the data transmission unit 230 and formed of a plastic material that is harmless to a human body. The optical dome 214 is hermetically bonded to the front surface of the capsule housing 212 by a medical adhesive. In this case, the optical dome 214 is formed of a transparent material, or formed of a transparent material so as to be divided into an illumination window for transmitting the illumination light from the illumination unit (not shown) and an imaging window for imaging the illuminated illumination portion, or the illumination window and the imaging window partially It may be formed of a transparent material so as to overlap.

The image sensor 220 receives light incident through the optical dome 214 to capture internal organs of the examinee 100 to generate body information. The image sensor 220 may be an image sensor such as a charged coupled device (CCD) or a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) or other imaging means. For example, the image sensor 220 may have a color filter array structure of Bayer pattern. Here, in the Bayer pattern, one pixel represents one color of red (R), green (G), and blue (B), and the remaining pixels cannot express each pixel through interpolation. It is a way of expressing two colors.

The data transmitter 230 transmits the internal body information generated by the image sensor 220 to the receiver 300. In this case, the data transmitter 230 transmits the body information to the receiver 300 using a human body communication method using a human body as a communication medium. To this end, the data transmission unit 230 converts the internal information into an electrical signal, and supplies the converted electrical signal to at least two transmitting electrodes (not shown) provided in the capsule housing 212 to receive the internal information. To send).

Receiving apparatus 300 according to the first embodiment, as shown in Figure 2, a plurality of sensor pads (1 to 4) connected via a data cable 50; Receiving unit 310; Pad resistance measurement unit 320; The controller 330; Storage unit 340; An alarm signal generator 350; And an interface unit 360.

The plurality of sensor pads 1 to 4 are attached to the body of the examinee 100 at regular intervals. In this case, the plurality of sensor pads 1 to 4 may be configured as at least four, and may be configured as eight or more to precisely detect the position of the capsule endoscope 200. However, when the number of the plurality of sensor pads 1 to 4 is large, discomfort may be provided to the examinee 100, so it is preferable to set the sensor pads appropriately.

The plurality of sensor pads 1 to 4 detect a current flowing in the body of the examinee 100 according to the body information transmitted from the capsule endoscope 200 under the control of the controller 330 and supply it to the receiver 310. .

The receiver 310 receives the internal body information according to the potential difference due to the electric current supplied from the plurality of sensor pads 1 to 4 under the control of the controller 330 and supplies it to the controller 330. To this end, the receiving unit 310 includes an analog processing unit (not shown) for amplifying signals from the plurality of sensor pads 1 to 4 and filtering the noise of the amplified signal into digital signals; And a digital processing unit (not shown) for demodulating a digital signal to generate body information through signal processing.

The pad resistance measuring unit 320 measures the resistance between the sensor pads 1 to 4 under the control of the control unit 330 and supplies the measured resistance to the control unit 330. In this case, the pad resistance measuring unit 320 may measure the resistance between the sensor pads 1 to 4 at the time when the capsule endoscope 200 does not transmit the biometric information to the receiving device 300 under the control of the controller 330. Can be.

Specifically, in the method of measuring the resistance between the respective sensor pads (1 to 4), the pad resistance measuring unit 320, as shown in Figure 3a, each of all combinations between the plurality of sensor pads (1 to 4) Measure the resistances of R12, R13, R14, R23, R24, and R34. Here, since the body of the examinee 100 is a conductor having a resistance, the resistance value is determined according to the distance between the sensor pad and the sensor pad. That is, if the resistance value between the two sensor pads is small, the two sensor pads are attached to the body of the subject 100, and if the resistance value between the two sensor pads is very large, at least one of the two sensor pads is the subject 100 ) Will be away from the body.

In the first embodiment, as shown in FIG. 4A, when the first sensor pad 1 of the sensor pads 1 to 4 is separated from the body of the examinee 100, the first sensor pad 1 ), All combinations of resistors R12, R13, R14 have infinity (∞) resistance values (R12 = ∞, R13 = ∞, R14 = ∞), while the first sensor pad 1 All irrelevant combinations of resistors R23, R24, and R34 have resistance values R23 <∞, R24 <∞, and R34 <∞ that are less than infinity (∞).

In the second embodiment, as shown in FIG. 4B, when the first and fourth sensor pads 1 and 4 of the sensor pads 1 to 4 are separated from the body of the examinee 100, the first and fourth sensor pads 1 and 4 are separated from each other. All combinations of resistors (R12, R13, R14, R24, R34) associated with the first and fourth sensor pads (1, 4) have resistance values of infinity (∞) (R12 = ∞, R13 = ∞, R14 = ∞). , R24 = ∞, R34 = ∞, while all combinations of resistors R23 not associated with the first and fourth sensor pads 1, 4 have a resistance value R23 <∞ less than infinity (∞). Have).

In FIG. 2, the controller 330 uses all combinations of resistors R12, R13, R14, R23, R24, and R34 between the plurality of sensor pads 1 to 4 supplied from the pad resistance measuring unit 320. The pad number of the sensor pad in a state separated from the body of the examinee 100 is detected, and the detected sensor pad pad number is supplied to the alarm signal generator 350. That is, the controller 300 extracts sensor pad combinations having infinite resistance values from all combinations of resistors R12, R13, R14, R23, R24, and R34 among the plurality of sensor pads 1 to 4, and extracted. By extracting the sensor pads 1 to 4 common to the sensor pad combinations having an infinite resistance value, the pad number of the sensor pad in a state separated from the body of the examinee 100 is detected. For example, in the case of FIG. 4A, the controller 330 firstly sets the resistance values of infinity according to the resistances R12, R13, R14, R23, R24, and R34 of all combinations of the plurality of sensor pads 1 to 4. Sensor pads such as a combination of first and second sensor pads 1, 2 having a combination, a combination of first and third sensor pads 1, 3, and a combination of first and fourth sensor pads 1, 4. The combinations are extracted, and the first sensor pad 1 common to the extracted sensor pad combinations is detected as a sensor pad which is separated from the body of the subject 100. Similarly, in the same manner as in FIG. 4A, the controller 330 detects the first and second sensor pads 1 and 4 as sensor pads in a state of being separated from the body of the examinee 100.

In addition, the controller 330 controls the receiver 310 to ignore the signal from the sensor pad in a state of being separated from the body of the subject 100, thereby receiving an external signal received from the sensor pad in a state of being separated from the body of the subject 100. Noise reduction improves reception. Accordingly, the receiver 310 receives and supplies the internal body information from the remaining sensor pads to the controller 330 under the control of the controller 330 except for the sensor pad in a state separated from the body of the subject 100.

In addition, the controller 330 restores internal body information supplied from the receiver 310 to generate internal body image data, stores the generated internal body image data in the storage unit 340, and supplies the internal body image data to the interface unit 360.

The storage unit 340 stores the body image data supplied from the control unit 330. In this case, the internal body image data supplied from the controller 330 may be managed for each identification number ID of the capsule endoscope 200 assigned by the workstation 400 and stored in the storage unit 340.

The alarm signal generator 350 generates an alarm signal corresponding to the pad number of the sensor pad in a state of being separated from the body of the subject 100 supplied from the controller 330 and alerts the subject 100. In this case, the alarm signal may be different according to the detected pad number, and may be any one of light, vibration, voice, and alarm sound. For example, when the second sensor pad 2 is separated from the body of the subject 100 among the plurality of sensor pads 1 to 4, the alarm signal generator 350 may emit light provided in the receiver 300. The diode (not shown) emits light twice in a second time unit shorter than the first time unit in a first time unit, or the vibration is performed for a second time by using a vibration generator (not shown) provided in the receiver 300. Generate the unit twice, or generate a voice such as "Please check the attachment state of the sensor pad 2" using the voice generator (not shown) provided in the receiver 300, or the receiver 300 The alarm sound generator (not shown) provided in the may generate an alarm sound, such as "삑삑" corresponding to the pad number, on a second time basis.

The interface unit 360 transmits the internal body image data supplied from the controller 330 or the storage unit 340 to the workstation 400 using an interface method. At this time, the interface method is a universal serial bus (Universal Serial Bus) communication, TCP (Transmission control Protocol) / IP (Information Processing) communication, wired and wireless LAN (Local Area Network), Bluetooth (Bluetooth), Zigbee (UigB), UWB (Ultra) It may be a wireless interface or a wired interface including wired / wireless communication through Wideband, Ruby, Binary CDMA, WiBRO, Infrared Data Association (IrDA), or a communication terminal.

In addition, the interface unit 360 transmits the internal image data from the control unit 330 to the workstation 400 in real time, or after the capturing of the capsule endoscope 200 is completed, all the internal image data stored in the storage unit 340. Can be uploaded to the workstation 400.

The workstation 400 receives the internal body image data provided from the receiving apparatus 300 and displays an image corresponding to the received internal body image data on the display apparatus 450. To this end, the workstation 400 is configured to include diagnostic software for restoring the body image data to an actual image and outputting the image to the display apparatus 450. The diagnostic software may be stored in a storage device of the workstation 400 or installed in the workstation through a separate recording medium. Accordingly, the diagnoser observes the image displayed on the display apparatus 450 by the diagnostic software to perform the diagnosis of the examinee.

5 is a flowchart illustrating a method of receiving information of a capsule endoscope according to a first embodiment of the present invention step by step.

Referring to FIG. 5 in conjunction with FIGS. 1 and 2, a method of receiving information of a capsule endoscope according to a first embodiment of the present invention will be described below.

First, the attachment state of each of the sensor pads 1 to 4 attached to the body of the examinee 100 is detected to alert the examinee 100. First step (1S1)

Referring to the first step 1S1 in detail, first, all combinations of resistances R12, R13, R14, R23, R24, and R34 between the plurality of sensor pads 1 to 4 attached to the body of the examinee 100 are described. Measure Step 1-1 (1S1-1)

Next, the pad numbers of the sensor pads separated from the body of the examinee 100 are detected by analyzing the resistances R12, R13, R14, R23, R24, and R34 between the plurality of sensor pads 1 to 4. Step 1-2 (1S1-2)

Then, an alarm signal corresponding to the pad number of the sensor pad away from the body of the examinee 100 is generated. 1-3 steps (1S1-3)

Here, the alarm signal may be any one of light, vibration, voice, and alarm sound as described above.

Subsequently, internal body information from the sensor pads other than the sensor pad away from the body of the examinee 100 is received. Second step (1S2)

Then, the received body information is restored to generate body image data, and the generated body image data is stored in the storage unit 340. Third step (1S3)

As described above, the capsule endoscope system and the information receiving method of the capsule endoscope according to the first embodiment of the present invention detect the attachment state of the plurality of sensor pads 1 to 4 attached to the body of the examinee 100 to examine the examinee 100. ), The reception rate of the body information can be improved, and the subject 100 can be reattached to the sensor pad away from the body of the subject 100.

6 is a view for explaining a receiver in the capsule endoscope system according to a second embodiment of the present invention.

6, the receiving apparatus 300 according to the second exemplary embodiment has the same configuration as the first exemplary embodiment described above except that the receiving apparatus 300 further includes a display unit 370. Accordingly, the description of the configuration other than the description of the display unit 370 will be replaced with the description of the receiver of the first embodiment.

First, the display unit 370 is installed on the body of the receiver 300 to display the attachment state of each sensor pad 1 to 4. The display unit 370 may be a liquid crystal display or a light emitting display.

In detail, the display unit 370 displays the attachment state of the sensor pads corresponding to the pad numbers of the sensor pads which are separated from the body of the subject 100 supplied from the control unit 330 under the control of the control unit 330. . Here, the attachment state of the sensor pad may be displayed in at least one of a letter, a figure, a symbol, and a number. For example, when the first sensor pad 1 is separated from the body of the subject 100 among the plurality of sensor pads 1 to 4, the display unit 370 may correspond to the first sensor pad 1. At least one of letters, figures, symbols, and numbers is displayed.

In addition, the display unit 370 may control all the sensor pads 1 including the sensor pads attached to the body of the subject 100 as well as the sensor pads separated from the body of the subject 100 under the control of the controller 330. To 4) each attachment state may be displayed in the form of at least one of letters, figures, symbols, and numbers. Here, the display unit 370 is not only the attachment state of each sensor pad 1 to 4 under the control of the control unit 330, but also information on the storage space of the storage unit 340, the reception state of each sensor pad, and the reception device. Additional information and usage information about the receiver 300 including a power state may be further displayed.

Meanwhile, the controller 330 may simultaneously control the display unit 370 and the alarm signal generator 350 to display the attachment state of each sensor pad 1 to 4 on the display unit 370 and to generate an alarm signal. have.

7 is a flowchart illustrating a step-by-step method of receiving information of a capsule endoscope according to a second embodiment of the present invention.

1 and 6 will be described step by step method for receiving information of the capsule endoscope according to the second embodiment of the present invention.

First, the attached state of each of the sensor pads 1 to 4 attached to the body of the examinee 100 is displayed on the display unit 370, and / or the sensor pads 1 to 4 separated from the body of the examinee 100 are displayed. Detect and alarm First step (2S1)

Referring to the first step 2S1 in detail, first, all combinations of resistances R12, R13, R14, R23, R24, and R34 between the plurality of sensor pads 1 to 4 attached to the body of the examinee 100 are described. Measure Step 1-1 (2S1-1)

Next, the pad numbers of the sensor pads separated from the body of the examinee 100 are detected by analyzing the resistances R12, R13, R14, R23, R24, and R34 between the plurality of sensor pads 1 to 4. Second step (2S1-2)

Then, the attachment state of each of the sensor pads 1 to 4 attached to the body of the examinee 100 is displayed on the display unit 370 in the form of at least one of letters, figures, symbols, and numbers, and / or the examinee 100 Sensor pads (1 to 4) away from the body of the detection) detects any one of light, vibration, voice, and alarm sound. 1-3 steps (2S1-3)

Subsequently, internal body information from the sensor pads other than the sensor pad away from the body of the examinee 100 is received. Second step (2S2)

Then, the received body information is restored to generate body image data, and the generated body image data is stored in the storage unit 340. Third step (2S3)

As described above, the capsule endoscope system and the information receiving method of the capsule endoscope according to the second embodiment of the present invention detect the attachment state of the plurality of sensor pads 1 to 4 attached to the body of the examinee 100 and display unit 370. In addition to improving the reception rate of the information of the body by alerting the subject 100, the sensor pad is separated from the body of the subject 100 through the attached state of the sensor pad displayed on the display unit 370 ( 100) may be induced to reattach.

Those skilled in the art to which the present invention pertains will understand that the present invention can be implemented in other specific forms without changing the technical spirit or essential features. Therefore, it is to be understood that the embodiments described above are exemplary in all respects and not restrictive. The scope of the present invention is shown by the following claims rather than the detailed description, and all changes or modifications derived from the meaning and scope of the claims and their equivalent concepts should be construed as being included in the scope of the present invention. do.

1 is a view for explaining the capsule endoscope system of the first embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a view for explaining the capsule endoscope shown in FIG. 1 and the receiving device according to the first embodiment; FIG.

3 is a diagram for describing resistance between the sensor pads shown in FIG. 1;

4A is a view for explaining a method of detecting a sensor pad away from a body of a subject according to a first embodiment of the present disclosure;

4B is a view for explaining a method of detecting a sensor pad separated from a body of a subject according to a second embodiment of the present disclosure;

5 is a flowchart for explaining a method of receiving information of a capsule endoscope according to a first embodiment of the present invention step by step;

6 is a view for explaining a receiving apparatus according to a second embodiment in a capsule endoscope system according to a second embodiment of the present invention; And

7 is a flowchart illustrating a step-by-step method of receiving information of a capsule endoscope according to a second embodiment of the present invention.

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1, 2, 3, 4: Sensorpad 50: Data cable

200: capsule endoscope 300: receiver

400: workstation 450: display device

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  1. In the receiving device for collecting and storing the body information through at least one of a plurality of sensor pads attached to the living body at regular intervals,
    The receiving device is an information receiving device of the capsule endoscope, characterized in that for detecting and alerting the attachment state of each sensor pad attached to the living body.
  2. The method of claim 1,
    The receiver device;
    Receiving unit for receiving the body information through the plurality of sensor pads;
    A pad resistance measuring unit measuring resistance between the plurality of sensor pads;
    A control unit which converts internal body image data from the receiving unit into internal storage unit and stores the internal body image data in a storage unit, and analyzes resistance between the plurality of sensor pads to detect an attachment state of each sensor pad; And
    And an alarm signal generator for generating an alarm signal corresponding to the attachment state of each sensor pad detected by the controller.
  3. The method of claim 2,
    The controller receives the capsule endoscope information receiving device, characterized in that for detecting the pad number of the sensor pad is not attached to the living body by analyzing the resistance between the plurality of sensor pads.
  4. The method of claim 3, wherein
    The control unit is an information receiving apparatus of the capsule endoscope, characterized in that for converting the body information from the remaining sensor pads except the sensor pad that is not attached to the living body to the body image data.
  5. The method of claim 3, wherein
    Wherein the alarm signal generating unit for receiving the information of the capsule endoscope, characterized in that for generating the different alarm signal according to the detected pad number.
  6. The method of claim 5, wherein
    The alarm signal is an information receiving device of the capsule endoscope, characterized in that any one of light, vibration, voice, and alarm sound.
  7. The method according to any one of claims 1 to 6,
    The receiving device is an information receiving device of the capsule endoscope further comprises a display unit for displaying the attached state of each sensor pad.
  8. The method of claim 7, wherein
    The attachment state of each sensor pad is displayed on the display unit in the form of at least one of letters, figures, symbols, and numbers.
  9. Capsule endoscope for collecting and transmitting the body information of the living body;
    Claim 1 to claim 6 for collecting the body information from the capsule endoscope; And
    Capsule endoscope system, characterized in that it comprises a workstation for displaying the internal body information provided from the receiving device on the display device.
  10. The method of claim 9,
    The receiving device is a capsule endoscope system, characterized in that further comprises a display unit for displaying the attachment state of each sensor pad.
  11. The method of claim 10,
    The attachment state of each sensor pad is a capsule endoscope system, characterized in that displayed on the display unit in the form of at least one of letters, figures, symbols, and numbers.
  12. In the receiving method for receiving information in the body through at least one of the plurality of sensor pads attached to the body at regular intervals,
    The receiving method is a method for receiving information of a capsule endoscope comprising the step of detecting and alerting the attachment state of each sensor pad attached to the living body.
  13. The method of claim 12,
    Detecting and alerting the attachment state of each sensor pad;
    Measuring a resistance between the plurality of sensor pads; And
    Analyzing a resistance between the plurality of sensor pads and detecting a pad number of a sensor pad not attached to the living body; And
    And generating an alarm signal corresponding to the pad number of the non-attached sensor pad.
  14. The method of claim 13,
    The alarm signal is an information receiving method of the capsule endoscope, characterized in that any one of light, vibration, voice, and alarm sound.
  15. The method of claim 12,
    And displaying the attachment state of each of the sensor pads on a display unit.
  16. The method of claim 15,
    The attachment state of each sensor pad is information receiving method of the capsule endoscope, characterized in that displayed in the form of at least one of letters, figures, symbols, and numbers.
  17. The method of claim 13,
    Receiving the body information through the plurality of sensor pads; And
    And converting and storing the received body information in the body image data.
  18. The method of claim 17,
    Receiving the information in the body is a capsule endoscope information receiving method, characterized in that for receiving the body information from the remaining sensor pads other than the sensor pad that is not attached to the living body.
  19. An integrated circuit incorporating circuitry for carrying out the method of any one of claims 12-18.
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