A group of American scientists invented inflatable tablets to monitor signs of cancer that swell after taking them to the size of a table ball in the stomach.
Scientists have inspired the idea of inflated fish, where the discs contain sensors to monitor the temperature in the summer for up to a month from the stomach to the mouth.
The tablet is made of two types of "gel", which resemble hydrological resistance to gastric stenosis, where the size of the disk after ingestion is up to 100 times the original size within 15 minutes, to prevent passage through the body.
Scientists say the disk, which will double the size of a table ball, is aimed at detecting cancer, stomach ulcers and signs of an enemy.
The disc is made of super-absorbent particles covered with a protective layer that protects against fractures. It is submerged in many stomach-like solutions and is mechanically pressed to mimic stomach cramps.
"The hope is to get a" gel "tablet that takes the patient into the stomach so that doctors can monitor the patient's health for a long time, said Dr. Xuanyi Chow, head scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In other tests on pigs, small temperature sensors are built into many disks, where the devices have proven their ability to fully follow the daily activity of the animal.
The researchers published several reports in the journal Nature Connection, which confirmed that these devices can observe various things in the stomach, such as monitoring acidity and looking for the presence of bacteria or viruses.
It is also possible to install accurate cameras in these tablets, to make complete photo ?? s of tumors or ulcers.
The scientists explained that the tablets may be a substitute for gastric balloon surgery because they prevent excessive eating, leading to low weight.
After using these tablets, no painful operations are required to grow the gastric balloon, Dr. Zhao.