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Jun 23, 2011

This Mermaid Swims Through Your Digestive Tract

Say hello to the Mermaid, a self-propelled endoscopy device used to photograph your digestive tract. The Mermaid was created by a team of researchers from Ryukoku University and Osaka Medical College in Japan. Not only is it kinda cute in a medical device sort of way, the Mermaid is a testament to Japanese engineering.

It's less than a half-inch in diameter, two inches long and has a magnetic propulsion system. Once it enters your stomach or colon, the Mermaid snaps two photos each second and is controlled remotely with a joystick. The entry point for the Mermaid is either your mouth or your—well, you know. The whole trip from stem to stern takes only a few hours and is minimally invasive when compared to the traditional colonoscopy.


11 comments:

phosports said...

that's pretty cool

Mailex said...

pretty cool,yes :)

ReMs said...

why do i feel like Matrix will come to life with these gadgets

Wolle said...

That is awesome. Now we don't ave to get these huge cameras in our stomach when we are sick ;)

Zombie said...

Sweet! I want to try one of these out!!

JamieGraham09 said...

Thats rather cool, makes you wonder what else they could use the technology for :')

Bob Ross Afro Blog said...

Those Japs are pushing their weird fetishes a little too far now.

miet said...

Wow, that's pretty neat!

Rudolf said...

I hear about this, is very intresting

Athanasian Complexio said...

Wow, that's really nice. It'll make things a lot more convenient. Those Japanese...always making better and cooler things.

Ningen said...

Actually, this's the beginning of a new fetish.