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Human Gas Sensing Capsules for Sniffing Out Gut Diagnostics

December 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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The presenter for the Seminar to be delivered by Distinguished Professor Kourosh Kalantar, Director of Centre for Advanced Electronics and Sensors (CADES) and Member of Micro Nano Research Facility (MNRF), RMIT University on Wed 13th Dec 2017 at 6pm for 6.30pm (start) to 8pm at RMIT University.

Venue: Building 80, Level 9, Room 12, RMIT University

             445 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Vic 3000


Sponsored and Hosted by Victoria/Tasmanian IEEE Section, IEEE Technology & Engineering Management Society, IEEE Photonic Society & RMIT University.


Abstract/Summary: Human Gas Sensing Capsules for Sniffing Out Gut Diagnostics

Ingestible sensors have been hailed as the next influential tools for monitoring human health, providing invaluable information regarding chemical components of the gut. Prof Kalantar-zadeh and his group have developed a novel low-cost and non-invasive medical device called human gas sensing capsule which has applications in diagnostics of gastrointestinal disorders and assessing dietary effects on the gut. The product is a capsule size indigestible electronic device that leaves the body after normal bowel transient (Figure 1). The capsule consists of gas sensors, micro-electronic circuits, small-sized harmless batteries and telecommunication components. This capsule allows accurate measurement of the concentrations four vital gases of O2, H2, CO2 and CH4 and also temperature. Intestinal gas profiles are then transmitted to an external small handheld device that communicates with a smart-phone for real-time data display and analysis. Animal and the first phase of human trials have been successfully finished. The outcomes of these trials will be presented in the talk. The outcomes show some extraordinary phenomena that can potentially revolutionize fields of gastroenterology and food sciences. He will provide some insight into future of marketing and introducing this product to the global market for consumer use.

Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh is a Distinguished Professor and the Director of the Centre for Advanced Electronics and Sensors (CADES) at RMIT, Australia. His research interests include chemical and biochemical sensors, nanotechnology, microsystems, materials science, electronics, gastroenterology, medical devices and microfluidics. Kourosh have been the co-author of over 350 highly cited reviewed scientific papers and books. He is a member of the editorial boards of many prestigious journals such as Applied Materials Today, ACS Sensors, and Nano-Micro Letters. He also is internationally recognised for his work on sensors, two dimensional semiconductors and liquid metals. Kourosh has received many national and international awards including the 2017 IEEE Sensor Council Achievement and 2018 American Chemical Society (ACS) Advances in Measurement Science Lectureship Award (Asia-Pacific region) awards for his achievements in the fields of sensors and materials in the past decade. He is a member of OSA and SPIE societies. For further details of his profile, please go the links: https://www.rmit.edu.au/contact/staff-contacts/academic-staff/k/kalantar-zadeh-distinguished-professor-kourosh.-professor-kourosh.html, Linkedin or Researchgate (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kourosh_Kalantar-zadeh).


Building 80, Level 9, Room 12, RMIT University