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Technology to capture your gut feeling

Nutrition affects you in a personal way. Ingestibles and sensors on a toilet seat can catch disease markers or obtain samples enabling personal feedback.

Summary

Ingestible sensors monitor early disease markers, or locally obtain samples for later offline analysis to investigate your personal gut health. These devices can be complemented with smart toilets that measure health parameters and biomarkers in stool and urine for preventive health. Using data from both tools would enable highly personalized dietary and lifestyle feedback or serve as early warning. Together with other contextual and health-related data, a person could even make a virtual model of themself –a digital twin– to predict the personalized effect of nutrition on their health.