Until now, all methods of studying the activity of the gastrointestinal tract were invasive, that is, the patient was taken to the hospital and there they studied what was happening in his body from the inside. But now, through the efforts of Californian scientists, an external sensor has been created that measures the state of the gastrointestinal tract without pain for a person. And it does it much faster than standard procedures.
The device consists of ten typical electrodes and a data analysis unit, which also contains a power supply. In fact, this is a miniature version of an ECG machine, only in this case, the signals of the work not of the heart, but of the stomach are recorded. For this in California, a special algorithm has been developed that allows you to filter out extraneous noises, for example, the work of the abdominal muscles.
To use the device, you just need to place it on your stomach, secure it with a plaster, and wear it for as long as possible. This is the key point - the gadget cannot make a diagnosis, it only collects information about the activity of the gastrointestinal tract, which can be transferred to a smartphone for visualization or written to a file for storage. And then the gastroenterologist will draw the correct conclusions based on the data.
Continuous monitoring is the key to completeness of the collected information. And there is no need to waste time on a trip to the hospital "for procedures", which children are so afraid of. The tests carried out showed the minimum measurement error in comparison with classical methods. And now there is only one question - how soon will the official medicine adopt the new technology?