Medical telepresence and teleoperators take the doctor or technician to a location within a patient's body, and they may also radically change the scale of one's own vision and manipulation. Instead of using a conventional endoscope, telepresence allows a doctor to fly thorugh a computer reconstruction of the patient's insides, as if the doctor had herself shrunk to the size of the endoscope's probe (Satava and Robb 1997). This voyage through the body is itself an obvious remediation of science fiction films such as Fantastic Voyage (1966), where a team of reserachers and their submarine (!) are shrunk to fit into a man's bloodstream.

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Info: Fantastic Voyage (1966) trailer.
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