MyTemp temperature capsuleThe gastrointestinal temperature, measured with ingestible temperature capsules, has been established as a valid surrogate marker for measuring core body temperature. Temperature capsule systems are wireless, relatively noninvasive, and easily applicable in field-based conditions. Although several commercial systems are available, current temperature capsules and data recorders are expensive and have important restrictions such as battery lifetime and expiry.
A Dutch start-up company, myTemp, developed and patented a novel ingestible telemetric temperature capsule system, which is cheaper and does not have a battery. However, the precision of this temperature system has not been investigated yet. Therefore, we examined the validity, test–retest reliability and inertia characteristics of the myTemp ingestible temperature and compared it to the other already available temperature capsule systems.
We found that the myTemp temperature capsule is valid and reliable in measuring gastrointestinal temperature. Although, all capsule systems demonstrated an excellent validity and test-retest reliability, the myTemp system has been established as the most valid and accurate temperature capsule system.
Medipee urine measurementsUrine samples contain valuable information in both clinical (health) and sport settings (hydration level). For that reason, patients often have to provide a urine sample in a urine cup, which is not very practical in both clinical and home-based settings. Therefore, a German Company, Medipee, is developing a new medical device to measure urine parameters directly in the toilet.
We are collaborating with Medipee to validate this new measurement device, which could lead to a smart-toilet that provides direct information regarding an individual’s hydration and health status and could contribute to personalized medicine.