Smart toilet seats, AI-assisted endoscopy & more: 5 new GI technologies

Five new technologies were presented at the 2019 American Gastroenterological Association Tech Summit, including apps, blood-based tests and more.

Five technologies to know:

1. Smart toilet seat. Developed by Toi Labs, the TrueLoo captures images of urine and bowel movements to help physicians diagnose diseases.

2. Artificial intelligence for endoscopy. Ultivision's tool designed to aid endoscopists for dysplasia through surveillance for Barrett's esophagus or during a screening colonoscopy uses artificial intelligence to highlight suspected dysplasia.

3. The Pheno Test. This blood-based obesity phenotyping tool separates patients with obesity into four groups, including slow metabolism, allowing physicians to tailor treatment.

4. Ingestible gas-measuring capsule. The Atmo Gas Capsule, when ingested by patients, measures gases to help physicians diagnosing irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease.

5. IBD app. Oshi Health's all-in-one inflammatory bowel disease app helps patients track their symptoms, and provides information on how to manage the disease.

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