Pill camera provides an alternative to colonoscopy

If you’re the type who’s averse to colonoscopies, there’s new technology in town to check the colon for pre-cancerous polyps or malignant tumours. All you have to do is swallow a disposable camera that’s embedded in a jelly-bean sized pill.

Several hours later, a doctor can view the panoramic images produced by cameras at both sides of the capsule. The device is said to be endowed with “artificial intelligence” because of its sensory perception and the way it knows how to conserve energy until it starts transmitting relevant images at pertinent times. Read full story here.