Rice University students develop inexpensive, HD endoscope: 3 things to know

A team of Rice University students along with their professor Rebecca Richards-Kortum developed a high resolution, microendoscope, Engineering.com reports.

Here's what you should know.

1. A study used the endoscope on 147 patients in an attempt to gauge how effective it was against traditional endoscopes.

2. Their endoscope can be built for less than $3,500. It features a fiberoptic probe attached to a microscope system and enclosed in a small box. It runs on a battery.

3. Ms. Richards-Kortum has devoted her career to developing medical technologies. Throughout her tenure with the university, 665 Rice students developed 215 technologies that have affected 93,000 people in 24 countries.

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