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Ingestible Capsule for Use in Medical Applications

Ingestible Capsule for Use in Medical Applications

Written by David

February 6, 2019

An ingestible sensor can be used to deliver medications inside the human body and communicate relevant information to doctors and patients using Bluetooth technology. Researchers have been working for some time to develop ingestible devices that perform certain medical functions within the body and then dissolve harmlessly. Now a cross-institutional group of researchers has designed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth to deliver medications, sense environmental conditions or both. The device— invented by scientists at MIT, Draper, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, can stay in a person’s stomach for at least a month, transmitting information and responding to instructions from a smartphone. The invention was described in an MIT news release . “Our system could provide closed-loop monitoring and treatment, whereby a signal can help guide the delivery of a drug or tuning the dose of a drug,” said Giovanni Traverso, a visiting scientist in MIT’s […]


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