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Pill-sized robot tests tumours in body

The miniature video camera fitted with the device can capture around 40,000 images of the intestines.

india Updated: Jan 30, 2007 14:47 IST

Scientists have developed a pill-sized robot that can travel inside your body, can find if you have any tumours and transmit the findings back to a computer.

After being swallowed, the robot passes through the body naturally, reported the online edition of Daily Mail. The miniature video camera fitted with the device can capture around 40,000 images of the intestines.

The extraordinary invention by Alex Zivanovic of Imperial College, London, and other researchers, it is funded by the European Union to the tune of around 1.8 million pounds ($3.5 million).