SmartPill: an ingestible diagnostic-sensing capsule that measures how the gastrointestinal tract is functioning


Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the University at Buffalo


Michael D. Sitrin, MD, professor of medicine at University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, co-directed the seven-site clinical trial of the SmartPill


The diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders have been greatly improved by the SmartPill, an ingestible diagnostic sensing capsule that travels every inch of the 30-foot-long human GI tract while making and recording key measurements.


In 2006, the SmartPill received approval by the Food and Drug Administration. Three years later, it was highlighted in a Forbes magazine story on cutting-edge life-saving technologies.