Live, from your small intestine!

‘Camera pills’ (capsules) are currently used in the stomach and intestine to detect abnormalities which more conventional methods have difficulty spotting. Norwegian researchers are currently developing and testing a camera pill which, rather than taking two photos per second, can essentially stream video from the intestine. Operating on ultra-wideband wireless and location tracked by radio to an antenna outside the skin, it is part of Project ‘Melody’ developed by the University of Oslo, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI). Cameras in pills: the state of the art