"It all ends up in the same place anyway"
February 11, 2012 9:53 AM Subscribe
posted by Countess Elena (43 comments total)
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A "smartpill" is a type of endoscopic capsule
camera that creates a video of the digestive process from entrance to exit.
For Stefani Bardin's "M2A Project" film for TEDxManhattan, two subjects swallowed a smartpill capsule. One subject ate a meal of Top Ramen and Haribo Goldbears, together with a drink of blue Gatorade. The other subject ate a meal of homemade chicken noodle soup, together with naturally flavored and colored gummy bears and a hibiscus drink. The camera followed.
[NSFLunch. Wired article
for a quick overview.]
I stipulate that the creepiness of the footage on the left proves nothing about whether these foods are or are not nutritionally acceptable. Nonetheless, I state that it is really really cool to watch.