Nobel winner’s device listens to your gut
A non-invasive way for detecting gut disorders could replace the dreaded colonoscopy, West Australian researchers say
A University of WA research team headed by Barry Marshall [pictured here] has invented an acoustic sensing belt that listens, records and analyses gut noises linked to gut disorders for faster and more effective diagnosis….
Gut rumbling sounds can be called by a technical name: borborygmi. There have been previous, very different attempts to discern meaning in those sounds.
BONUS: Here’s one person’s self-recorded intestinal rumblings:
REMINDER (distantly related): The 2018 Ig Nobel Prize for Medical Education was awarded to Akira Horiuchi, for the medical report “Colonoscopy in the Sitting Position: Lessons Learned From Self-Colonoscopy.” Here’s video of Dr. Horiuchi performing self-colonoscopy: