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Consumer version of PillCam ESO?

In reading the news, I came across the following two news articles:

Ethicon gets FDA clearance to market camera pill
New pill camera helps diagnosis with throat problems

These articles describe a camera-in-a-pill for "diagnose and evaluate diseases of the esophagus."

"The pill takes about 2600 color pictures in the 20 minute travel time. The pictures are transmitted to a recorder which the patient wears during the procedure."

I just thought that is really cool! So, kinda makes me wonder if a consumer version will be available in the future. One question came to mind . . .

What are some imaginative ways that this camera can be used?

Chieh Cheng
Tue Nov 30 19:44:39 PST 2004

Chieh Cheng
Tue Nov 30 19:49:17 PST 2004

Looks like Olympus is making their own version of the capsule camera . . . Hopefully the race is on to develop a consumer version.

The article, located here, indicates that the capsule is "powered by a rotating magnetic field" and is battery-free. So how does this work? How does it provide power to the capsule?

Chieh Cheng
Fri Dec 3 14:43:11 PST 2004

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