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FDA has no problem with camera-equipped smart pills travelling your body

11
Feb
2014

The FDA has approved a “bite-sized” camera-equipped smart pill for medical use in patients who aren’t able, for whatever reason, to have a complete colonoscopy, Mashable reports. The smart pill has a camera on both ends and will travel the human body in eight hours, taking high-speed pictures of intestines and sending them to a device worn by the patient. The doctor can then take a look at the pictures once the procedure is complete. Developed by Israeli company Given Imaging, the PillCam costs $500, which is a lot cheaper than what a traditional colonoscopy would cost. However, the PillCam can’t, at least for now, completely replace invasive procedures, because it can’t offer the same kind of advanced imaging a

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