The G-Tech Patch System
Comfortable, Convenient, and Completely Non Invasive
The G-Tech Patch System determines digestive function by measuring motor activity of the stomach, small intestine and colon
G-Tech is developing a wearable medical technology that will be used to measure gastrointestinal (GI) motility. The G-Tech system consists of wireless, wearable electrode patches that read electrical signals at the skin surface, a smartphone app that collects the raw data from the patches via Bluetooth LE and sends it to a cloud server, and data analysis algorithms that process and quantify the motor activity of the digestive organs.
The patches are conforming, water resistant, thin, light and completely non-invasive. Although wearable and smartphone connected, the G-Tech system is a medical device that will be used under the supervision of physicians rather than a consumer item. The physician will analyze the data in an application provided by G-Tech that embodies expert knowledge of the signals, and the patterns they form for diagnosis and treatment/disease monitoring.
G-Tech’s Patch System is focused on meeting market driven and clinical needs to create a new standard of care that both dramatically improves outcomes and reduces costs associated with GI conditions. The inexpensive, accurate, and easy to use real-time ability to assess activity of the GI organs provides the potential to transform care for patients, providers and institutions.
“The idea for this technology, the concept is monumental in its impact. The potential use for a wearable patch that can acquire data for several days and link events in patients life to particular abnormalities in electrical patterns from the gastrointestinal tract is immense for patients and clinicians.”
-Dr. George Triadafilopoulos, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford University of Medicine