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02 July 2018

Now There's a Fitbit for the Stomach

Now there's a Fitbit for the STOMACH: Scientists create pill that tracks how you are digesting food when you eat, sleep and deal with stress
By MATTHEW WRIGHT FOR DAILYMAIL.COM, 1st July 2018 

As the pill dissolves, a thin strip latches onto the
stomach lining.
  • Canan Dagdeviren, head of the 'Conformable Decoders' team at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has made 'a Fitbit for the Stomach' 
  • The 'conformable decoders' are stored inside pills that are then swallowed by the patient
  • As the pill dissolves, a thin strip latches onto the stomach lining
  • That device will transmit messages about how the stomach responds to stress, eating and/or sleeping

Soon you will have an even better understanding of what your body is trying to tell you, thanks to a new device said to be 'a Fitbit for the Stomach.'

Canan Dagdeviren, head of the 'Conformable Decoders' team at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, explains that the device that they created will be instrumental in monitoring people's gastrointestinal system.

'You see how your stomach is doing while you are eating, while you are sleeping, while you are talking, while you are under stress or you're happy,' she said to Stat News.

The 'conformable decoders' are stored inside pills that are then swallowed by the patient.

As the pill dissolves, a thin strip latches onto the stomach lining.

That device will transmit messages about how the stomach responds to stress, eating and/or sleeping.

An objective of the device is to ultimately treat for motility disorders in the gastrointestinal tract.

'The physical patterns of human beings contain information in coded ways, and we would like to decode and understand what these patterns are telling us,' Dagdeviren said about the team's effort to create other devices similar to this one.

By making the different devices 'conformable' the team at the MIT Media Lab hope to be able to use the items for extended periods of time.

Continue reading:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5905113/MIT-team-creates-Fitbit-Stomach-uses-body-organs-charge-itself.html

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