CAPSULE FOR MEASURING HUMAN GASTROINTEST GAS CONSTITUENTS

Grant number: 1075568 | Funding period: 2014 - 2016

Completed

Abstract

A vitamin-sized capsule, containing gas sensors, is to be fully developed for assessing the state of health and diagnosing the diseases relevant to gastrointestinal tract. The capsule travels along the tract, transmitting information about the gas species generated by the microorganisms of the gut, which is closely associated with the health of the human under surveillance. The information will be invaluable for diagnostics and adjusting the diet to mitigate and cure the diseases of the guts.

University of Melbourne Researchers