Tuesday, October 13, 2009

robot camera in lieu of endoscopy

So this is a cross among Alien, The Magic School Bus, and The Matrix to me. Via Medgadget:
The BBC is reporting on a wirelessly controlled "spider pill" being developed somewhere in Italy. The device supposedly has eight legs and reportedly can crawl through intestines. With an attached video camera, the device might actually become a diagnostic modality for imaging the intestinal tract. The big question is whether it is more unpleasant to have a colonoscope defile you or a robotic gerbil crawl through the insides.

1 comment:

Yuan said...

I think robots can't work accurately and effectively as human beings do. I'd rather prefer endoscopy video devices monitored by REAL doctors.