The G-Tech Patch System - "An EKG for the GUT "
G-Tech Medical is developing a wireless, wearable disposable electrode patch to measure the electrical activity from the stomach, small intestine and colon. The patches will be thin, conforming, waterproof and comfortable, to enable patients to go about their daily life unhindered. Data from the patches will be transmitted though BLE to a smart phone for collection and further transmission to a cloud database available to the physician. 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 early and accurate diagnosis of functional gastrointestinal disorders.
"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
This technology that will deliver signals from the GI organs has the potential of demonstrating conclusively that the patient's problems are truly arising from a functional issue and not a manifestation of a serious problem that will require a CT Scan. This would allow the doctor to stop the buck there, reassure the patient and allow immediately the implementation of therapeutic options rather than spending months and years trying to rule out other serious conditions through repeat endoscopies and other invasive examinations. Pre and post therapy comparison measurements will bring unprecedented precision to determining the effectiveness of the therapies.