Ingestible Sensor Demonstrates Positive Effects of Cinnamon Interview with:

Distinguished Professor Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh RMIT's School of Engineering Australia

Prof. Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh

Distinguished Professor Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh
RMIT’s School of Engineering
Australia What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

1- The development of “swallow-able gas sensor capsules”. This was the final test on animals and focused on the measurement of a food supplement (cinnamon) to show the extraordinary capability of this noninvasive tool that will revolutionise the future of Gastroenterology and Food Sciences

2- That cinnamon can improve the health of the stomach, and hence our overall health, by adjusting the acidity and enzymatic secretion in the stomach. So the good effect of cinnamon is not just a grandparent old advice – It is real. What should readers take away from your report?

Response: That now we have an extraordinary diagnostic tool (human gas capsule) that can assess the health of the gut non-invasively. This tool can show the effect of food supplement or medicine on individuals. This was the last phase of the successful tests on animals.

An example of the capability of the “gas sensor capsule” was shown on the ameliorating effect of cinnamon. What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Response: We just finished the first phase of the human trials and entered the second phase. Showing the effect of cinnamon is only one of the medical outcomes that could be shown using the capsules (from the animal trials that were finished in 2015) and just a preliminary example. The effect of many other medical and food supplements can be easily assessed using this capsules. Is there anything else you would like to add?

Response: This is just the beginning for demonstrating what the human gas sensor capsule can do for improving our health and understanding the effect of the food and medicine intake on our body

The human gas sensor capsule will go to the market soon and be available to the general public to experience with it and enjoy the information that it will provide. The capsule will impact our lives for the better very soon. This is the revolution for ingestible sensors. Thank you for your contribution to the community.


ian Zhen Ou, Jeremy J. Cottrell, Nam Ha, Naresh Pillai, Chu K. Yao, Kyle J. Berean, Stephanie A. Ward, Danilla Grando, Jane G. Muir, Christopher J. Harrison, Udani Wijesiriwardana, Frank R. Dunshea, Peter R. Gibson, Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh.
Potential of in vivo real-time gastric gas profiling: a pilot evaluation of heat-stress and modulating dietary cinnamon effect in an animal model. Scientific Reports, 2016; 6: 33387 DOI: 10.1038/srep33387

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Last Updated on September 29, 2016 by Marie Benz MD FAAD