Get Your Intestines Inspected by the 'Spider Pill' Camera Bot

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Oct 13, 2009 • References: telegraph & popsci
What’s worse: having a medical camera and a long tube weaving through your body, or letting this remote-controlled ‘Spider Pill’ camera bot scuttle through your intestines and colon instead?

I’ll take neither, although the Spider Pill camera bot is an interesting innovation. Having been tested inside pigs, the electronic bug, after being swallowed by the patient, performs medical inspections to diagnose serious conditions like cancer via wireless control.

How does the bug get out? The Telgraph notes that after the inspection, the Spider Pill camera bot will exit the body "naturally." Stats for Colon Crawlers Trending: Older & Mild
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