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1. (WO2018026720) AUTOEXPANDABLE DEVICES FOR OBTAINING IMPEDANCE, PRESSURE, AND OTHER MEASUREMENTS IN THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT AND OTHER ORGANS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/026720    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/044707
Publication Date: Fri Feb 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Aug 01 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61K 8/11
A61K 9/28
A61K 9/48
A61K 47/30
A61K 47/36
G01L 11/00
G01L 7/00
G01L 9/00
G01N 33/487
Applicants: GREGERSEN, Hans
KASSAB, Ghassan, S.
Inventors: GREGERSEN, Hans
KASSAB, Ghassan, S.
Title: AUTOEXPANDABLE DEVICES FOR OBTAINING IMPEDANCE, PRESSURE, AND OTHER MEASUREMENTS IN THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT AND OTHER ORGANS
Abstract:
Autoexpandable devices for obtaining impedance, pressure, and other measurements in the gastrointestinal tract and other organs. In an exemplary embodiment of a capsule of the present disclosure, the capsule comprises an outer shell configured to dissolve or otherwise be digested within a stomach after ingestion, an expandable material positioned within the outer shell, the expandable material configured for expansion within the stomach after the outer shell has dissolved, and at least one element or sensor selected from the group consisting of an impedance element and a pressure sensor.