Ig winner Topol, and the smartphone colonoscopy question

Ig Nobel Prize winner Eric Topol* is featured in a long report by NBC-TV News, about Dr. Topol’s work with smartphones. NBC’s summary says:

One of the world’s top physicians, Dr. Eric Topol, has a prescription that could improve your family’s health and make medical care cheaper. The cardiologist claims that the key is the smartphone. Topol has become the foremost expert in the exploding field of wireless medicine.

Thanks to investigators Bob Rose and Leslie Lawrence for bringing this to our attention, and asking: “Can you give yourself a colonoscopy with your smartphone?”

*Dr. Topol was lead author on a medical research paper which has one hundred times as many authors as pages. He and his approximately 975 co-authors shared the 1993 Ig Nobel Prize in medicine.