‘Spider Pill’ Offers New Way to Scan for Diseases Including Colon Cancer

Experts believe the device, which is swallowed by the patient and controlled by doctors using a wireless connection, could transform the difficult and invasive process of diagnosing serious conditions. The pill, which contains a tiny camera, is also fitted with tiny legs that can be activated remotely once it is inside the colon or intestine. The legs protrude outwards and are movable in order to make device to crawl inside the patient like a spider. It can be moved back and forth, giving doctors more flexibility during the examination

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