Fraunhofer Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration IZM

Miniaturized, modular capsule camera for small intestine endoscopy

The Endotrace research project has developed an endoscopic capsule technology that promises to avoid redundant data. The project was brought to a successful conclusion in November 2018, with the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM, Ocesco Endoscopy AG, and AMS presenting the fruits of their labor: a ‘treat-sized’ capsule whose unassuming exterior hides cutting-edge technology on the inside. With no fewer than five cameras, a tracer, and a memory module on board, the tiny capsule still has room for its battery pack and an LED light.