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November 20, 2015

Ingestible sensor monitors vital signs from within the digestive tract

Bioengineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed and tested an ingestible electronic device that can measure heart beat and respiratory rate from inside the gastrointestinal tract. The swallowed sensor is the size of a multivitamin pill and wirelessly sends radio signals to an external receiver. Read more and watch the video at MIT News.