Disco Capsule Endoscope Theme Park Video

Capsule endoscopes have been around since the late 1990's. The basic idea is that you swallow a tiny camera that takes pictures of your intestinal tract as it is pushed through by peristalsis (the muscular contractions that move food along). A physician reviews the pictures and saves you the effort of getting a full colonoscopy.

The video attached below is an entirely different kettle of fish altogether. Part promotion, part meticulous engineering diagram, part spacey consciousness-expanding overflight, part disco, part theme park (no, really!), this entirely serious informational video must be seen (and heard) to be believed.


(Sayaka capsule endoscope video)

In fact, as far as I know, all of these features have been duplicated by other capsule endoscopes, notably the one by Olympus. But they don't have cool videos, do they?

The Sayaka capsule endoscope has a camera that spins around within the capsule, photographing one small section of the intestinal wall at a time.


(The Sayaka capsule endoscope's rotating camera)

The camera provides its own little flash, as well, providing intermittent lighting (or disco strobe!) during its eight-meter journey, which can last up to eight hours.


(Great view from behind capsule showing flash)

As many as 870,000 pictures are transmitted outside the body to a receiving unit. The software application that goes with the camera then stitches together the pictures into a smooth mosaic representing the inner surface of the intestinal tract.


(The Sayaka capsule endoscope creates an intestinal wall mosaic)

You're probably wondering about the theme park. Well, if the Disney people who made the rides at Epcot's Wonders of Life pavilion ever get a hold of this video (and maybe sponsorship by Sayaka, Olympus or one of the other companies), that ride is a done deal. I can hear that music now as my little four-person capsule is pushed gently along the track...

Via Pink Tentacle.

Scroll down for more stories in the same category. (Story submitted 1/5/2007)

Follow this kind of news @Technovelgy.

| Email | RSS | Blog It | Stumble | del.icio.us | Digg | Reddit |

Would you like to contribute a story tip? It's easy:
Get the URL of the story, and the related sf author, and add it here.

Comment/Join discussion ( 0 )

Related News Stories - (" Medical ")

Skin Electronics Can Show Electrocardiogram
'... the young men in the streets who applied polyimde OLED body film to their bared shoulders.' - Chen Qiufan, 2019.

Neurodevices For Consumers? Neuroethicists (And Philip K Dick) Say 'Caveat Emptor'
'They tried to use it today and it wouldn't work. No colors and no ceph patterns, neither one...' - Philip K. Dick, 1977.

BrainEx Restores Some Activity To Severed Pig Head
'... they placed the brain in a special solution, having all the properties of Nursing the brain cells.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1929.

Purdue Pharma Ready To Profit From OxyContin Use Or Addiction Recovery
'It may be organic damage. It may be permanent. Time'll tell, and only after you are off Substance D for a long while.' - Philip K. Dick, 1977.

 

Google
  Web TechNovelgy.com   

Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) is devoted to the creative science inventions and ideas of sf authors. Look for the Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary, the Invention Timeline, or see what's New.

 

 

 

 

 

Current News

China Deploys Robot Traffic Police
'The robot came up smooth and fast as a rocket...'

Better Than Dune Chromoplastic? This Guy Might Have Done It
'But when Old Father Sun departs, the chromoplastic reverts to transparency in the dark.'

Gather, An AI Warehouse Inventory Drone Startup
'It extended three of its tiny arms sideways to lock onto the registration pins...'

China's Artificial Intelligence-Enhanced Education
'The grey gas not only cut off his vision, but also his other senses...'

Orbital Manufacturer 'Made in Space' Gets $73 Million NASA Contract
'Mass-produced in the orbiting factories...'

Soli Gesture Tech Will Be In Google Pixel 4
'I enjoy watching this way, but - He waved his hand and the circuit switched abruptly.'

Uber Eats Pairs Cars With Drones
Fresh grub? Let's hope they aren't delivering grubs.

Space-Based Solar Power Roundup
SF writers popularized and elaborated on this idea a generation before the first patents were filed.

Lost Language Meanings Found By Machine Learning
'The autopilot would need data before it could begin a translation...'

'Aerogel' Sheets For Martian Gardens
'Sealed to the ground along all the sides, Honey, he growled...'

France's 'Red Team' Of Science Fiction Authors
'They're the only experts we have.'

Dim The Sun With Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment
'Those twin volcanoes; d'ye see them, Mr. Renner?'

Mashambas Skyscraper Farm Design Wins
'...a towering eighty-story structure like the office In-and Out baskets stacked up to the sky.'

Self-Driving Tractors From China Plan Ahead
'Machines that seemingly with full consciousness walked out into the fields to do their daily work.'

Jet-Powered Hoverboard Works!
L'audace, l'audace, toujours l'audace!

Nobe 3-Wheel Electric Vehicle Parking Like I, Robot
Spidercar, Spidercar, does whatever a spidercar does.

More SF in the News Stories

More Beyond Technovelgy science news stories

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.