Non-Invasive Colon Motility Monitoring System

A novel, non-invasive method and device for detecting involuntary colon contractions indicative of an imminent bowel event. The system can be configured to monitor colon activity in acute or chronic medical conditions and bowel dysfunctions, or for the…
  • A novel, non-invasive method, and device for detecting involuntary colon contractions indicative of an imminent bowel event. The system can be configured to monitor colon activity in acute or chronic medical conditions and bowel dysfunctions, or for the general purpose of colon activity assessment, such as in toilet training.
  • Can be configured for continuous or intermittent monitoring of colon motility following events such as surgery, labor, and delivery, both in-patient and out-patient.
  • Investigate and monitor acute and chronic medical conditions such as constipation and irritable bowel syndrome

Website

https://cmh.flintbox.com/technologies/BEA21A6C1EFC479C978230CA305BDF3A

Advantages

  • Uses electrodes placed on the skin to measure colon activity using bio-impedance and electromyography
  • Can be configured for continuous or intermittent monitoring of colon motility following events such as surgery, labor, and delivery, both in-patient and outpatient
  • Alert caregiver of non-communicative or non-mobile patient of imminent bowel event
  • Provide biofeedback to assist with behavior modification and aid toilet training by alerting individuals or parents of colon activity

Potential Applications

  • Investigate and monitor acute and chronic medical conditions such as constipation and irritable bowel syndrome
  • Post-surgical monitoring
  • Pharmacodynamic studies - research colon activity in response to drug exposure

Contact Information

Name: Marcia Molina

Email: mimolina@cmh.edu

Phone: 785-341-8112 (mobile)