Hidden disorders could be detected without the need for multiple colonoscopies, thanks to a device from Western Australia researchers, led by a Nobel prize award.
The University of Wales research team, led by Barry Marshall, has devised acoustic sensor belts that listen, record and analyze gut sounds associated with blowing disorders for faster and more effective diagnosis.
UWA said Professor Dawn Freshwater said that creating a device that could change the way in which patients were treated in the future was a remarkable achievement.
"This device has the potential to significantly improve patient care and lead to huge cost savings to the healthcare system," said Freshwater Professor.
Guts Noisy Project has won the "emerging innovation" category at the state government's Innovator of the Year Awards.
This is not the first gang associated with blown to Professor Marshall, who was famously drinking plastic petri that includes the Helicobacter Pylori bacteria to test the connection between the organisms and stomach ulcers.
He and his colleague, Robin Warren, won the Noble Award for that research, which had resolved the theory that stress caused stomach ulcers.