The robot you swallow to test for cancer

UK’s Daily News article on a pill-sized robot that will be able to test for tumors inside the body and transmit findings back to a computer.

Researchers behind the revolutionary device predict it could eventually save thousands of patients from painful biopsies or surgery to investigate cancer of the gastrointestinal tract.  Because the camera images are instantly beamed back to a PC, there is no need to retrieve the robot once it has finished.

The device is already being used.

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