Miniature Robot Could Check Colons for Early Signs of Disease

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34976
Published August 01, 2019 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Engineers have shown it is technically possible to guide a tiny robotic capsule inside the colon to take micro-ultrasound images. Known as a Sonopill, the device could one day replace the need for patients to undergo an endoscopic examination, where a semi-rigid scope is passed into the bowel — an invasive procedure that can be painful.