October 13th, 2009 | researchmaterial
From Italy, a tiny telefactored robot camera that you swallow. I suspect not everyone will be ready for The Spider Pill:
Experts believe the device, which is swallowed by the patient and controlled by doctors using a wireless connection, could transform the difficult and invasive process of diagnosing serious conditions. The pill, which contains a tiny camera, is also fitted with tiny legs that can be activated remotely once it is inside the colon or intestine.
The legs protrude outwards and are movable in order to make the device ‘crawl’ inside the patient like a spider…
IT’S CRAWLING INSIDE YOU LIKE A SPIDER
FEEL ITS LITTLE ROBOT LEGS INSIDE YOU
Yeah, possibly the uptake on this one might be a little slower than expected. Wonderful idea, though, and ripe for fucking-with in fiction. THE SPIDER PILL itself sounds like a title.