MagnaChip image sensor helps you take a good look inside yourself

Barb Dybwad
B. Dybwad|03.05.05

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Barb Dybwad
March 5, 2005 10:05 AM
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Wireless pill camera

Talk about taking the red pill! If you really want to know what's going on in the world of your digestive tract, the pill-size camera will take you to Zion. Pill cameras have been out for a while, but doctors plan to use a new image sensor developed by South Korean semiconductor manufacturer MagnaChip to get up-to-the-minute information about what's troubling patients down below. The MagnaChip sensor is specifically developed to handle the romantically low-lit atmosphere of your intestines. This tiny disposable Gilligan can take up to 50,000 photos on its eight-hour tour through your innards, and report back wirelessly to a hard drive worn on your belt (which doubles as a fashion accessory, to boot).

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