Colon Capsule Endoscopy is a procedure which involves swallowing a capsule the size of a vitamin pill. The capsule contains a digital camera which is swallowed and, on its journey, takes up to 400,000 images (32 per second), which are remotely reviewed and analysed.
It is highly accurate, with the potential to be cost effective, less invasive, and more acceptable to patients, than existing procedures. It could potentially be a viable and safe alternative to traditional colonoscopy. This ambitious project brings together innovation partners from across the NHS, academia and healthcare sectors.
Find out more from the Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre (DHI): https://www.dhi-scotland.com/projects/scotcap/