Smart pills with ingestible digital chips? It’s not science fiction anymore!

August 21st, 2012 No Comments

Visiting Angels - In The NewsSeniors, we’ve all asked ourselves, “did I take that pill today or not?” The FDA has recently approved a pill which contains a tiny silicon chip the size of a grain of sand. When swallowed, this chip will transmit a message to a smart phone, thus answering the question. Currently, they’ve only been approved for placebos, but the company who makes the pills, Proteus Digital Health, is hoping for approval with other drugs soon. This has implications for family caregivers, as well. No longer will they need to ask their parent if they’ve taken their pills today. Go to http://bit.ly/PDgM3c to read more.

 


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