(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2003/0195400 Al
Glukhovsky (43) Pub. Date: Oct. 16,2003
(54) METHOD FOR MEASUREMENT OF
ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF
(76) Inventor: Arkady Glukhovsky, Nesher (IL)
Eitan, Pearl , Latzer & Cohen Zedek, LLP.
10 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 10/440,321
(22) Filed: May 19, 2003
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation of application No. 10/218,164, filed on Aug. 14, 2002, now Pat. No. 6,584,348, which is a continuation of application No. 09/583,275, filed on May 31, 2000, now abandoned.
(51) Int. CI.7 A61B 5/07
(52) U.S. C I 600/302
Apparatus for measuring electrical characteristics of biological tissues includes an autonomous capsule with an external surface having openings, a plurality of electrodes located within the openings, and a processor in communication with the plurality of electrodes for generating electrical characteristics. A method for measuring electrical characteristics of biological tissues includes the steps of introducing into the digestive tract an autonomous electrode configuration, selecting sets of electrodes for measurement, introducing a current into the selected electrodes, collecting electrical data from the selected electrodes, and calculating electrical characteristics from the collected data.