Clinical trial of a new Internet-of-Medical-Things device for home-based treatment of anorectal disorders

Project Details






Clinical Themes

This clinical trial aims to revolutionise the treatment of chronic constipation and faecal incontinence through an Internet-of-Medical-Things (IoMT) device designed for home-based anorectal biofeedback therapy. 

The aim of the project is to conduct two studies. The first is a pilot feasibility study currently being conducted at Camden Hospital in south-west Sydney. The study aims to determine if the new device can provide home-based biofeedback therapy with minimal direct clinician supervision. The second part of the project is a randomised parallel controlled trial to compare home biofeedback using the new device against conventional clinic-based biofeedback. This randomised controlled trial commenced in early 2023 at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.