Flatulence sensor: a diet-enhancing device

Flatulence or Aerophagy are the terms used to name intestinal gases, which are commonly referred to as farts.


The gases expelled by the anus are the intestinal gases, which have a peculiar smell and sound. Specifically, from three points come flatulence: bacteria and yeasts that produce gases, which live in the gastrointestinal tract. Another is those produced by absorbed air and gastric juices. And the third, those that are generated by the fermentation of bacteria.

The CH4 project

The CH4 project, promoted by Rodrigo Narciso, a man of Brazilian origin who developed the idea for his graduation thesis at New York University, proposed the creation of a device made in 3D printing, which incorporates a gas sensor to bring it in the back pocket or on the belt. The sensor correlates between the amount and intensity of flatulence, in relation to eating habits.


The CH4 connects to any Smartphone and transmits the data of gas ejections, in terms of time and quantity.

The objective of Narcissus was fundamentally that a control and analysis of which meals produce the most intestinal gases could be carried out, so that by making statistics with the data obtained by the CH4 and the meals that had been consumed, it was you might know which foods affect aerophagy to a greater and lesser extent.

A great device, but low-host

The project has not been very welcome but Narcissus, has already been backed up with $180,000 for the execution of the project, these moneys were received by 73 people who were willing to finance the ambitious project, although only 27 were interested in get one of these gadgets, at a considerable price of 120 dollars.

The sensor determines which foods should be eaten and, of course, which foods should be avoided.

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Flatulence sensor: a diet-enhancing device
Source: curiosities  
August 31, 2019


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