A pill vibrates to better treat GI problems

October 1, 2019



As it moves through the GI tract, the experimental Vibrant capsule vibrates, using a mechanism similar to the buzzers restaurants hand out to let you know that your table is ready. The agitation induces natural muscular waves known as peristalsis, moving stool through the body without chemical action. “We expect to treat chronic constipation of all kinds because this should really help things move,” says Satish Rao, a gastroenterologist at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.