A new electronic pill developed by Australian scientists hopes to revolutionize the evaluation of gut bacteria for greater health. It also happens to be a damn good way to track the development of gas produced in the digestive tract.
Even better, the pill can be paired with a phone app so that the user can track the composition of the gases in their gut in real-time.
According to Ars Technica, the data provided by the electronic pill could help scientists understand the workings of the microbes of each section of a person's intestine, as well as pinpointing specific foods that may cause problems. In essence, the pill tracks the development, evolution and build-up of fart gases from the stomach to the colon.
"Our pilot trial illustrated the significant potential role for electronic-based gas-sensing capsules in understanding functional aspects of the intestine and its microbiota in health and in response to dietary changed," the researchers said.
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