Ingestible sensor can measure heart and breathing rates

Using technology invented at MIT, doctors may one day be able to monitor patients’ vital signs by having them swallow an ingestible electronic device that measures heart rate and breathing rate from within the gastrointestinal tract. (Learn more about the sensor:

Video produced and edited by Melanie Gonick/MIT
Device animation: Diana Saville, Albert Swinston and Giovanni Traverso
Device photo courtesy of Albert Swinston/MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Published on Nov 18, 2015