Ingestible Sensor can Measure Heart and Breathing Rates

Publication/Creation Date
November 18 2015
Albert Swiston (creator)
Giovanni Traverso (creator)
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) (contributor)
Gregory Ciccarelli (contributor)
Robert Langer (contributor)
Anne Trafton (creator)
MIT Media Lab (contributor)
Harvard University (contributor)
MIT Lincoln Laboratory (contributor)
Koch Institute For Integrative Cancer Research (contributor)
Media Type
Corporate Video
Persuasive Intent
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.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body
Digestive Tract

Date archived
May 3 2017
Last edited
November 26 2018
How to cite this entry
Albert Swiston, Giovanni Traverso, Anne Trafton. (November 18 2015). "Ingestible Sensor can Measure Heart and Breathing Rates". MIT News. Fabric of Digital Life.