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Healthcare Robotics: Patently Incredible Inventions

Medical robots will change the operating room much like PCs reshaped the office. Get an advance look from these cutting-edge robotic technology patents and patent applications.
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In capsule endoscopy, a capsule containing a small camera is swallowed by the patient. The capsule then travels to the small intestine and starts taking pictures. The images are then transmitted by radio waves to a receiver. The capsule endoscopy is especially useful for the observation of the small intestine, where other techniques such as colonoscopy are difficult to apply.

In this particular invention provided by Olympus (US Patent No: US 7511733), the front end of the capsule is cut diagonally to provide a large view angle for the camera lens. Spiral projections on the body of the pill help the capsule move forward through the peristaltic motion of the intestine.

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shareiT,
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12/30/2013 | 4:26:00 AM
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Do you appreciate innovations that can save you cash, time and even your life? If so, here
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9/20/2013 | 5:14:06 AM
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Wow great technology. Happy to be in this generation.
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9/13/2013 | 7:18:16 PM
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A head-mounted robot operating on me? That is a technology leap of faith.
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9/13/2013 | 2:02:04 PM
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Which of these do you think has the most potential?
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