‘Smart pills’: Pills to diagnose diseases

‘Smart pills’: Pills to diagnose diseases

The world of medicine tests a new technology that could help diagnose diseases and prevent their effects on health. This is the smart pills, or smart pills, which carry microchips that check the human body to detect possible problems.

For example, the Food and Drug Administration of the United States approved the sale of a pill that brings a tiny camera, with which the colonoscopy could be reconsidered. The pill is called Pillcam Colon and was created by an Israeli company.

In Australia, researchers from the RMIT University presented the results of some pills with sensors to detect intestinal disorders, and ensure that this method of diagnosis and prevention will not cause problems to health.

«Currently, one of the only methods to diagnose intestinal disorders, such as malabsorption of carbohydrates, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease, is to measure the concentrations of hydrogen in the breath,» Professor Kourosh Kalantar told the Science Daily. zadeh

«However, breath tests are stuck because of the lack of sensitivity and specificity and are not able to provide the necessary standard for diagnosis,» he added, so this new technology could help those patients.

The invention has already passed the first tests in humans and has been more accurate than other techniques. «These devices are capable of diagnosing from benign discomfort, such as swelling or intestinal pain, to different types of cancer,» said the professor.