Capsule Robot May Increase Compliance and Eliminate the Need for Sedation in Colonoscopy

A novel, autonomously controlled capsule robot, recently tested in colon exploration, may increase patient compliance with colonoscopy by decreasing the pain associated with the procedure and possibly eliminating the need for sedation. The capsule robot is being developed by The STORM (Science and Technology of Robotics in Medicine Lab) at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.  “Many …

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