Bioelectronic devices: Gut-powered ingestible biosensors

A biosensing device that harvests energy from fluids in the gut is able to wirelessly transmit measurements from the gastrointestinal tract of pigs for over six days.

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Figure 1: Ingestible energy-harvesting capsule for monitoring temperature in the gastrointestinal tract of pigs.


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Menciassi, A. Bioelectronic devices: Gut-powered ingestible biosensors. Nat Biomed Eng 1, 0050 (2017).

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