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Medical Capsule Camera

Discussion in 'Miscellany' started by David_Bailey, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. This is a close up of a capsule camera used for some of the testing my wife had recently. It is opened from its package and right away a strobe light starts flashing and then the pill is swallowed with a lot of water. You wear a recording device for about 6-8 hours an then the battery runs out. The camera is expelled usually after 24-72 hours or in my wife's case, after surgery.

    Hard to believe all that technology in this little camera and the images are very high quality.

    Here's a shot of the cam. I used a very crude setup to get this shot; the background is the background of a magazine and I used a basic setup of 1 SB-800 and 1 SB-900 and that's it.

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    Here's a cut away graphic of the capsule:

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  2. pill cams are quite incredible
    i love to look at the pictures they produce
    great thread
    awesome picture
  3. lmatney


    Oct 25, 2007
    Goodyear, AZ
    Very interesting David. I had never seen one of these before. I hope your wife is doing well.
  4. Leigh


    Feb 19, 2005
    That is amazing technology. Exactly how big/small is the device?

    Hope your wife is doing well.
  5. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
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  6. Just told the Doc we wanted (after all we paid for it). I'll shoot some more with a Tylenol or something similar next to it and post for comparison.
  7. Amazing technology indeed.

    Leigh, it's 26 mm x 11 mm.

    Some sample photos here.
  8. sypher


    May 24, 2006
    Cougar Country
    That is cool...thanks for the link Phil
  9. Leigh


    Feb 19, 2005
    Thanks, Phil.

    But wow, that thing is huge! I just don't think I'd be able to swallow that!
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