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Ingestible pill that monitors vitals yields positive results in human trial

November 20, 2023


An ingestible pill that monitors vital signs from inside the body has produced positive results from a first-in-human study.

The data, published on 17 November in the journal Device, demonstrates that the mini sensor could replace intrusive, wearable sensors in sleep studies.

Developed by Celero Systems, the VM pill was investigated by researchers at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US in patients scheduled for a sleep study. It works by detecting vibrations in the body and wirelessly transmitting data signals to a computer.

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