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Avancées scientifiques, Santé

19 - 03 - 2015

An emitting capsule to monitor the digestive tract

Australian researchers have successfully tested in animals small capsule used to assess intestinal gases and the microbiota of the digestive tract and sends the data straight to smartphones. The sensors can learn about the general condition of the digestive tract and could detect different gases associated to colon cancer or other gastrointestinal diseases and relay the information before exiting the body.