Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Ingestible wearables?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2010 almost 40 percent of adults older than 65 were taking five or more prescriptions a day. Therefore it must be tough for some people to keep track of what they have and haven't taken. For years many efforts have been put into finding a way to monitor medicine intake. One of the latest inventions are the nanomeds, tiny tiny sensors that are embedded into a placebo pill and swallowed by the patient. This nanomed would then stay in the person's gut, and not digested! They are switched on when they come into contact with saliva or gastric juices. The signal is picked up by a sensor worn as a band around the person's chest. The system will then pick up on information such as medicine intake and heart rare.

To read more about this fascinating innovation please click here or here.

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