A tablet with a built-in camera was equipped with a fluorescent light source

A team of researchers from the University of Glasgow has improved the quality of swallowed video cameras designed to detect throat and intestinal cancers. The quality of shooting and displaying organs has been significantly improved thanks to a special fluorescent illumination.

The technology of swallowed electronics-filled capsules is not new. Glasgow specialists reworked it and added fluorescent light. With the help of special semiconductor imaging devices "squeezed" into a tiny tablet, doctors were able to thoroughly examine the gastrointestinal tract for 14 hours.

In particular, special lighting helps to better identify spotting, characteristic of growing malignant tumors - when examined with ordinary light, they are easy to miss. Preliminary testing gave excellent results. Now the research team intends to continue to work, adding additional technologies to their invention in order to increase the efficiency of the device.