Capsule to bust gut-busting disease
Findings from the first human trials of a breakthrough gas-sensing swallowable capsule could revolutionise the way that gut disorders and diseases are prevented and diagnosed.
AUDIO: Ambient music
VISUAL: A white capsule being held between a young man’s thumb and finger.
TEXT ON SCREEN: RMIT University (grey)
TEXT ON SCREEN: This capsule is a swallowable sensor.
VISUAL: Man swallowing capsule and drinking water from a white mug.
TEXT ON SCREEN: It’s the size of a vitamin pill, and measures gasses in the gut.
VISUAL: Diagram of sensor moving through the intestine, measuring different gasses.
TEXT: As the sensor travels through your intestines, it measures carbon dioxides, hydrogen and oxygen.
VISUAL: A hand placing a plastic syringe next to other plastic syringes on top of a table.
TEXT: It’s 1000s of times more accurate than current methods.
VISUAL: Rotating diagram of see-through male upper torso showing the digestive system.
TEXT: And could revolutionise the way we detect and treat gut disorders and diseases.
VISUAL: Young woman sitting on the floor of her room holding her stomach and doubling over in pain.
TEXT: Including IBS, coeliac, crohn’s and colon cancer.
VISUAL: A clear receiver with a black antenna, coming into focus.
TEXT: The information is sent to a receiver,
VISUAL: Screen from a smart phone displaying different sets of data.
TEXT: which sends the info to your phone.
VISUAL: A man holding a smartphone in his hands. The phone’s screen displays various data.
TEXT: Your gut health is literally in your hands.
VISUAL: Photo of three men standing together in front of a brick wall.
TEXT: The capsule has been in development for 7.5 years and is the work of Dr Kyle Berean, Professor Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh, and Mr Nam Ha.
VISUAL: A man looking into the camera while having his height measured by another man.
TEXT: The capsule has passed human trials, and is completely safe.
VISUAL: A man in a white shirt looks at several graphs displayed on large white screen.
TEXT: RMIT researchers will conduct more tests in 2018.
VISUAL: Close up of a sensor and a capsule being held between two sets of fingers.
TEXT: Offering hope for the 1 in 5 people worldwide with stomach disorders and diseases.
VISUAL: Fade to an image of the RMIT University logo.
AUDIO: Ambient music fades out.
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