With the growing public awareness of the benefits of screening for colorectal cancer, there is an increased demand for colonoscopy, leading to an increasing risk of overuse injuries and bodily fluid exposure for the endoscopist. The colonoscopy procedure on average takes 30 min.

The increase in procedural volume has led to a rise in musculoskeletal complaints [1]. According to a survey conducted by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, endoscopists spend 43% of their time performing procedures. Another study of 400 endoscopists revealed that 85% suffered musculoskeletal pain related to repetitive use and fatigue, possibly leading to decreased productivity and eventual premature retirement [2]. Additionally, exposure to body fluids expelled from the patient's anus during the procedure can be hazardous, possibly transmitting diseases such as human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B or hepatitis C [3]. Equipment is being developed...

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