Researchers at MIT develop an oral Ingestible sensor to collect data from stomach; Paris-based Cardiologs raises $6.5M to develop AI-powered ECG analysis

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Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital develop a flexible sensor that gets into the stomach through oral ingestion; And it collects and transmits data on stomach movement and meal ingestion.

The sensor is powered by the mechanical energy generated by the stomach, and it could last for at least 48 hours to measure the movement of stomach walls; Also, researchers can have better understanding of a person’s eating, drinking and moving status by analyzing the returned data.

“This is the first system that evaluates ingestion status up to two days without any mechanical and electrical degradation” says researcher Canan Dagdeviren; The device could be helpful in the treatment of motility disorders, evaluation of obesity and the monitoring of medication adherence; The research was published in Nature Biomedical Engineering. (MIT News)

Paris-based Cardiologs raises $6.5M led by a syndicate of investors including Idinvest, ISAI, Kurma Partners, and Partech Ventures; Raises $10M up to date.

The firm is developing a neural network, using more than 500,000 recordings, to recognize cardiac signals for analysis of heart diseases; It has both CE Mark and FDA clearance for its algorithms; And it is able to scan for 10 arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation.

Meanwhile, cardiac monitoring company iRhythm has worked with Stanford University to identify various types of arrhythmias from ECGs; Another startup Cardiogram, using the Apple Watch to monitor heart rhythm, found that the Watch could detect atrial fibrillation with 97% accuracy. (MobiHealthNews)

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