The Noisy Guts Project has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Emerging Innovation Category of the WA Innovator of the Year program.
The project is one of ten Emerging Innovation Category semi-finalists to be advancing to the next stage.
The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation will announce the four category finalists on Tuesday 31 July 2018.
Following this, the next stage will culminate in pitch-presentations to the Evaluation Panel. This puts the Noisy Guts Project in the running for the Mitsubishi Corporation WA Innovator of the Year and $75,000 prize money.
Our innovation unlocks the gut’s secret language to diagnose and monitor common gut disorders.
We have invented an acoustic belt that is worn around the stomach. The belt has multiple sensors that listen, record and analyse gut noises. These noises – called borborygmus [bawr-buh-rig-muhs] typically consist of rumbling, grumbling and growling sounds – many of which are inaudible, even to the gut’s owner. Using artificial intelligence, our wearable device recognises patterns from these noises over time – providing a unique insight into what is happening inside the gut. Our research finds that specific gut disorders, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome [IBS], have a unique sound signature and this can be used for diagnosis and monitoring.
If you are interested in learning more about the Noisy Guts Project, please visit www.marshallcentre.uwa.edu.au/research/the-noisy-guts-project or contact Josephine Muir on 0419 847 590.