SINGER MEDICAL PROJECTS

PillCam™

Development of the first-generation prototype for Given Imaging’s (today Medtronic's) PillCam capsule endoscopy for GI inspection.
ELECTRONIC PILLS
ELECTRONIC PILLS
Background
The small intestine (small bowel) is about 20 feet long and about an inch in diameter.
Its purpose is to absorb most of the nutrients from the consumed food.
The small intestine is an area that is impossible to reach with traditional endoscopy tools.

Given Imaging (today Medtronic) was the first company to develop a video capsule for endoscopy.
The PillCam is a camera inside a capsule that captures images as it travels through the GI system and wirelessly transmits the video outside the body.
Its purpose is to detect lesions or polyps in the GI with a non-invasive, patient-friendly device.
Project
Objectives
Project

To design and manufacture first generation prototype capsule with:

  • Camera module, optics, components, light source
  • Manual focus design
  • Miniature size
Key
Achievements
Key

 

Miniaturization – encapsulating all the mechanisms into a pill (in 1998 ).

Supplied
Services
  • Conceptualization
  • Mechanical design
  • Electronic design
  • Prototyping and 3D printing
  • Mechanical assembly and integration
  • Soldering and Electrical Testing
  • One stop shop from concept to serial production
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