Researchers from Tel Aviv's Sourasky Medical Center department of gastroenterology and hepatology have released data that shows a tiny capsule, complete with it's own vibrating motor, could offer help for folks suffering from chronic constipation.
The capsule's contents start their good vibrations about six hours after ingestion, which researchers found is the amount of time it takes for a meal to go from the mouth, through the digestive tract, and get to the intestines. The vibrations will then stimulate the intestines and cause the right kind of muscle contractions, which help keep us all pooping regularly.
While it all sounds like some sort of 12-year-old boy's Internet story, the science here is real and researchers are happy to find what might be a drug-free solution. Millions of people around the globe suffer from chronic constipation and it's one of the most common digestive health disorders. All snickering aside, we hope new innovations in healthcare are a big part of the future and love seeing this sort of medicine. And we know just the accessory for all the happy people it can help.