G-Tech Medical is developing a wireless, wearable, disposable patch which will help diagnose the root causes of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (‘FGIDs’). FGIDs afflict more than 60 million people annually in the US and are a large burden to the health care system.
The G-Tech patch will measure and characterize the activity of the main digestive organs under normal daily conditions to help pinpoint the source of the dysfunction. It will allow physicians to quickly determine that a functional problem exists, in many cases allowing them to skip the current invasive, expensive anatomic testing sequence. By identifying the specific source and nature of the dysfunction it will enable them to more effectively target their therapies, bringing relief to patients faster and at lower cost.