Given Imaging

By Brian Dolan 12:03 am March 25, 2010
Esther Dyson, journalist, pundit, Flickr, 23andMe and de.lic.ious investor (among many others) sees great potential in mHealth, consumer health and the quantified self movement. More Also read that Dyson's helping to bring Text4Baby to Russia. Sprint unveiled a new smart phone called Evo 4G, made by HTC that runs on Google's Android and includes two cameras -- one low res camera on the front of...
By Brian Dolan 04:36 am July 20, 2009
A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that the use of a wireless pill camera, like Given Imaging's PillCam, in its current generation, is not as effective as a traditional colonoscopy procedure.  PillCam is an alternative to endoscopy, which requires the insertion of a long tube into a patient, a procedure that often necessitates sedation. PillCam's camera...
By Brian Dolan 06:33 am March 17, 2009
If you're a fan of the television show House, you may have already heard of Israel-based Given Imaging's PillCam. However, Joshua Devine, a high school sophomore who lives near San Diego, became one of the first to actually swallow the 1-inch long, plastic capsule that contains a tiny wireless camera at Rady Children's Hospital.  PillCam is an alternative to endoscopy, which requires the...