Thinking about colonoscopy makes many of us nervous but it is a necessary procedure that may save your life down the line. Robots now can complete the process while providing patients a more comfortable experience. This 18mm magnetized capsule colonoscope can perform intricate movements inside the colon.
These robots can be used in the future to search for per-cancerous lesions and tumors. The capsule robot is guided by an external magnet attached to a robot arm. Here is how it works:
An 18mm magnetized capsule colonoscope can perform intricate and sometimes autonomous movements inside the colon. The robot could bend backwards to allow a ‘reverse view’ of the colon wall -autonomously when commanded to do this at the touch of a button.
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