Aussies develop pill that smells intestinal gas

Melbourne researchers have successfully tested an intestinal gas-sensing capsule in a pig, they report in the journal Gastroenterology.

The swallowable pill has a built-in gas sensor and transmits data to a smartphone in real time every five minutes. It typically takes a few days to pass through the body.

The researchers, including Professor Peter Gibson of Monash University, say production of certain gases may have