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Interdisciplinary Design Conversations will feature Lee Gehrke

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the MIT International Design Center (IDC) is hosting an Interdisciplinary Design Conversation featuring Lee Gehrke, the Hermann von Helmholtz Professor in MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering and Science and a professor of microbiology and immunology at Harvard Medical School. This event, which will take place at 4…

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A new way to monitor vital signs

Ingestible sensor measures heart and breathing rates from within the digestive tract. Using technology invented at MIT, doctors may one day be able to monitor patients’ vital signs by having them swallow an ingestible electronic device that measures heart rate and breathing rate from within the gastrointestinal tract. This type…

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