Upon escape, bodily gases can be embarrassing. Inside our guts, however, these gases can help doctors diagnose gastrointestinal disorders. But the gases are difficult to measure. ↓↓More info and references below↓↓
A team of Australian researchers is now testing an electronic pill that detects certain gases in real-time as it travels through the body. This sensor is the latest ingestible device vying for a place on the market and on gastroenterologists’ roster of diagnostic tools.
Gulp! Electronics down the hatch | ACS Central Science
Swallowable electronics could be the future of medical devices | C&EN
A human pilot trial of ingestible electronic capsules capable of sensing different gases in the gut | Nature Electronics