Being clogged is not cool, and there are countless remedies on the market. From the powdered fibre supplements, to more industrial laxatives, it’s fairly easy to get traffic going again down there. But some people apparently need a more… mechanical encouragement, and that’s where this vibrating capsule invented by Israeli company Vibrant comes into play.
A team of researchers headed by Yishai Ron, research leader and gastroenterologist at the Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center are testing a multi-vitamin sized pill that induces movement inside the lower intestine that pushes the waste down and prevents any constipation. In the pilot study, the vibrating capsule was found to nearly double the weekly bowel movements of patients suffering from chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) and constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome (C-IBS).
The capsule is programmed to start vibrating 6 to 8 hours after being ingested, and we’re going to go ahead and assume it’s a one-time-use affair. It’s not available yet, pending further testing.