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Sayaka: Next Generation Endoscope Capsule

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posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 05:05 PM

Endoscopic capsules, ingestible pill-shaped devices designed to
capture images from inside the digestive tract, have been around
for quite a while.
But Sayaka, an endoscopic capsule developed by RF System Lab
in December 2005, has dramatically increased the overall image
quality by changing the camera position and enabling the camera
to rotate.

While conventional capsules, including RF System Lab’s own Norika,
typically have cameras at one end of the capsule, Sayaka’s camera
has been moved to the side, where it has a better view of the intes-
tinal walls.
In addition, a tiny stepper motor rotates the camera as the capsule
passes through the digestive tract, allowing Sayaka to capture
images from every angle.

Like Norika, Sayaka’s power is supplied wirelessly from an external
source, primarily so that no harmful battery substances get into
the body.

Pink Tentacle

Honestly I'd never heard of this technology before, probably
since I've never really been around medical facilities or wor-
kers a great deal.

However, it is very cool that the technology can be increased
to make it better than it currently is.

Comments, Opinions?

[edit on 1/8/2007 by iori_komei]

posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 05:54 PM
There are several websites with mouth to anus scans by the first design.

Pretty neat. The thing that sticks in my mind they clean them up and give them to the next guy? Or is it a one shot deal?

I am not sure I want to swallow it if it's been out the poop chute of 20 guys before me, Quatsyl or no.

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