Check-Cap is developing a swallowable imaging capsule that screens for colorectal cancer with out requiring bowel-cleansing preparation.
The ingestible capsule transmits X-rays to the intestinal wall and back, creating 3D images of the colon’s internal surface and enabling detection of clinically significant polyps. Given Imaging, also based in Israel, used light based (vs. X ray) imaging in its similar PillCam capsule. (Which was acquired by Covidien and then Medtronic.)
Data is transmitted to a wearable device that stores the information for offline analysis. Users are notified when the capsule has passed through his/her system. In the next phase, physicians will be able to view the images on any device at any time.
The hope is that with out requiring uncomfortable preparation, more people will participate in colorectal screening, and disease will be discovered early.
Wearable Tech + Digital Health + NeuroTech Silicon Valley – February 7-8, 2017 @ Stanford University