“Take an aspirin and call me tomorrow,” is the proverbial, jovial, and often-cited elixir that doctors have prescribed over the years for whatever ails you. Today, medical electronics are adopting the same concept but with new technologies. Now, the phrase, “Take an aspirin,” takes on new meaning, as medical electronics move into new frontiers of inspecting a human’s gastrointestinal tract with new, revolutionary ingestible smart pills and “pill cams.” These pills are designed to monitor, diagnose, and analyze a patient’s health.
In particular, advances in imaging quality are being heralded as the very foundation of these new smart pills and cameras. Imaging has become very sharp with extremely high resolution so that doctors and other medical personnel can receive highly accurate pictures. Before, sigmoidoscopies and colonoscopies have used conventional sigmoidoscopes and colonoscopes. But now, with smart pills and capsules that have high-quality imagining, patients can more easily undergo these procedures, and the physician can achieve better test results.
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