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One Israeli creation for the weekend

by Noga Gur-Arieh

April 18, 2014 | 12:21 pm

Changing the face of medicine/ Wikipedia.

This weekend, I would like to introduce you to a small Israeli invention that changed the face of modern medicine.


The PillCam was invented in the beginning of the century by an Israeli company called Given Imaging. The idea for this special product came from one of the two brilliant minds that founded the company in 1998, Dr. Gabi Iddan, while working in the missile division of Rafael, where he envisioned that missile technology could be miniaturized to create a medical product.


The PillCam is a small device that allows physicians to see inside a patient’s GI tract by having them simply swallowing a pill-sized camera. This small, disposable capsule is used in over 60 countries to monitor and diagnose disorders of the gastrointestinal tract without sedation or invasive endoscopic procedures.

How does it work?

 

You can read more about PillCam here.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

My name is Noga Gur-Arieh, and I’m an Israeli Journalist, currently studying for my B.A degree in Media and Political Science, at Tel Aviv University.

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