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Caregiver Steve Axelrod creates EKG for the gut - a patch-based system is designed to read signals from the digestive tract.

Shared by Joana Santos Afonso on 2024-01-04 22:08

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G-Tech Medical is developing a non-invasive medical patch system that functions like an EKG for the gut: the system takes electrical measurements of the stomach and intestines to understand how the gut works under non-artificial conditions and translates that data to help physicians better treat patients who may be suffering from gastrointestinal (GI) disorders or recovering from abdominal surgery.

The G-Tech system consists of wireless, wearable electrode patches that read electrical signals at the skin surface, a smartphone app that collects the raw data from the patches via Bluetooth, and data-analysis algorithms that process and quantify the motor activity of the digestive organs. G-Tech’s Patch System is focused on meeting market-driven and clinical needs to create a new standard of care that dramatically improves outcomes and reduces costs associated with GI conditions. The inexpensive, accurate, and easy to use real-time ability to assess activity of the GI organs provides the potential to transform care for patients, providers and institutions. Some key features and innovations include:

1. Wireless Monitoring: The wearable patch allows continuous, non-invasive monitoring of the digestive tract's electrical activity, providing valuable insights into gut health.

2. Sophisticated Measurement Systems: Steve's expertise in creating advanced measurement systems ensures the accuracy and reliability of the device, providing healthcare professionals with critical data for diagnosis and treatment.

3. Personalized Healthcare: G-Tech Medical's solution has the potential to transform the management of digestive tract disorders by enabling personalized treatment plans based on real-time data.

The G-Tech System has received FDA 510(k) clearance but is currently unavailable for purchase.

Source of information: https://medium.com/breakoutvc/spotlight-series-tracking-the-inner-workin...
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Contacts: info@gtechmedical.com | linkedin.com/in/steveaxelrodphd

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Steve's enduring passion for his work at G-Tech Medical stems from his daughter Lindsay's diagnosis of Crohn's disease at the age of 13. This personal experience ignited a profound commitment to improving the lives of individuals with digestive tract disorders. Steve's dedication to developing innovative solutions in the medical field is driven by a heartfelt desire to help his daughter and others facing similar health challenges.

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