Digital Pills To Switch On In Your Stomach And Transmit Your Health Info
The device developed by Proteus Digital Health and recently cleared by the FDA is actually the grain-sized micro-sensor embedded in medicine. Coming in contact with stomach fluids, it generates power and switches on sending data to the on-skin battery-powered patch. For seven days (before the sensor passes through the body) the patch can collect info like heart rate, body temperature and position. This information is to be viewed via a smartphone app and shared with doctors and caregivers.