by Anna Grenman, Isabella MacKenzie, Matteo Maccario, Linh Pahm and Xiao Xiao
The microbiomes effect on the host is a widely explored subject. The connection between gut bacteria and our health is broader and more complex, with imbalances of the microbiome being a potential cause in many illnesses, from obesity, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety depression and alzheimer’s. We therefore believe, that a non-invasive research method that allows the individual to listen, track and observe the gut over time. In collecting the sonic data produced by the digestive tract movements, we would be able to interpret and communicate with the microbiome sonically, possibly targeting selec- tive regions of the gut and it’s bacteria, thus creating a highly personalised diagnostic and treatment solution.