Gastrointestinal Motility – the movement of what begins as food through the digestive tract – is key to multiple disorders and dysfunctions experienced by tens of millions in the US. Yet there is currently no good way to measure it. The G-Tech GutTracker provides continuous monitoring of the motor activity of the digestive tract conveniently and non-invasively under realistic physiological conditions, over multiple days.
Digestive Disorders, Dysfunctions and Diseases
Post surgical patient monitoring and recovery
Post abdominal surgery, patients experience digestive dysfunction that often leads to development of ileus . Post-operative ileus extends hospital stay, adds thousands of dollars to the cost of care and increases the likelihood of readmission. Physicians currently lack the information required to monitor resumption of a patient’s digestive function post surgery. Having such information would help the staff to objectively determine when a patient is ready to begin feeding (and when not), whether they are progressing normally or developing post-op ileus, and when they are ready to be discharged.