Wireless Power Could Enable Ingestible Electronics

Publication Title
MIT News
Publication/Creation Date
April 27 2017
Giovanni Traverso (contributor)
Robert Langer (contributor)
Taylor Bensel (creator)
Cody Cleveland (contributor)
Lucas Booth (contributor)
Brian Smith (contributor)
Jonathan O’Brien (contributor)
Anne Trafton (creator)
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) (contributor)
Brigham And Women's Hospital (contributor)
Charles Stark Draper Laboratory (contributor)
Koch Institute For Integrative Cancer Research (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Researchers at MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory have devised a way to wirelessly power small electronic devices that can linger in the digestive tract indefinitely after being swallowed.Such devices could be used to sense conditions in the gastrointestinal tract, or carry small reservoirs of drugs to be
delivered over an extended period.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body
Digestive Tract

Date archived
May 17 2017
Last edited
June 30 2020
How to cite this entry
Taylor Bensel, Anne Trafton. (April 27 2017). "Wireless Power Could Enable Ingestible Electronics". MIT News. MIT News. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/2048