Currently, the number of patients having either permanent or temporary stomas placed is
increasing each year. Yet, patients with ostomy pouches often struggle with predicting when
stool output will occur and how to plan around dynamic changes in intestinal activity.
Ostom-I provides a real-time assessment of the volume in the ostomy bag, it does not predict
when and how fast such output will occur. In this pilot study the investigators aim to gather
normative AbStats and Ostom-I data in participants with an ostomy to improve prediction of
Aim 1: To gather normative AbStats and Ostom-I data in subjects with an ostomy to improve
prediction of stool output.
Aim 2: Correlate the data from both wearable biosensors and test the predictive validity of
AbStats in determining ostomy bag filling as measured by Ostom-I.