Health tech: Vibrating anti-constipation pill
Here's an ad introducing an ingestible, non-drug device that looks and can be swallowed like a multi-vitamin pill. Currently in Phase 3 trials in the USA and designed for the reported one in five people who suffer from constipation, the Israeli company manufacturing the device says: "The capsule, once ingested, resynchronizes the body’s biological clock to improve daily bowel movement bio-rhythm. Phase 3 clinical trial demonstrates significant improvement in constipation symptoms, quality of life and safe well tolerated safety profile." Vibrant purports to tackle circadian disruptions and restore the gut-brain connection by vibrating gently within the intestine up to six or eight hours after being swallowed. While constipation is a real issue, many will argue that it is better tackled with improved diet, exercise and other lifestyle choices rather than this kind of medtech approach. The pill is 'activated' by popping it into a pod before popping it into your mouth. For those who like their healthtech, the capsule's activity and your own can be monitored via a smartphone app - not just by you but by your medical advisor too if set up in that way. For those who are horrified by the quiet advances of tracking devices in and around us, constipation may seem like the more attractive option. What do you think - cool or creepy?
Keywords: Vibrant Gastro, anti-constipation capsule, non-drug capsule against constipation, medtech, healthtech, drugfree constipation treatment, health apps
A bit disturbing.
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