Aker Health Tech – CORE Scope


Accelerate alumni



Our startup was founded to solve one of NHS’s biggest challenges; the NHS and endoscopy units have been struggling to meet the increasing demand for colonoscopies, resorting to expensive recourse such as waiting-list initiatives.

Endoscopists need over 300 procedures to perform independently (the longest learning curve for surgical skills). A single colonoscopy is resource intensive, requires an average 45 minutes to complete and 4-5 staff per session.

Our patented innovation focuses on building the next-generation colonoscopy device that tackles all these issues by integrating robotics and intelligent automation (IA). SmartScope is mechanically propelled from outside the body, not pushed manually.