Researchers from the Noisy Guts Project team wore purple for World IBD Day on 19 May. The aim of this day is to raise awareness about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. These conditions are collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and affect over 75,000 Australians.
The team are currently recruiting volunteers with IBD to take part in a study which will help them develop a new non-invasive screening device for digestive disease, such as IBD. Their acoustic belt will record and analyse gut noises over time so that doctors can accurately screen for, diagnose and monitor gut diseases.
There is existing data to indicate strong correlations between gut sound characteristics and different digestive diseases. However, the team need additional sound recordings to generate more powerful computer algorithms for use in the belt. This will improve it's accuracy.
To find out more or partcipate visit their UWA Crowd Research page.
For more information please contact Mary Webberley