No matter how greatly you have been blessed with remembering even little things in life, but gulping down pills is something most of us tend to slip by. And probably to help you steer clear of such so-not wanted forgetful episodes, Proteus BioMed has developed some really intelligent pills that not only act like a responsible reminder, but also text you when you forget to take them. Hang loose as you are no longer required a family member to run after you all throughout the day with pills in their hand.
Entitled Cyberpill, the ingestible event monitors are basically harmless sugar pills that come embedded with a microchip for your daily medication. The tools integrated, however, are software for your mobile device, a sensor patch, and the tablet. If you are wondering how exactly these pills work, let us then shed some light there as well.
According to the developers, once Cyberpill is inside your body system, your stomach acids throw out an electrical signal (of low power though) to an adhesive sensor patch positioned on your body. The patch then takes notes of the date and time you gulped down the harmless high-tech tablet. Not only this, the sensor patch also assists in helpful additional data such as your physical activity, heart rate and respiratory rate.
But if you happen to forget your table consumption, the intelligent pills will simply text you and your doctor to remind you to take it. Once you have taken it, the notification will disappear and allow you to stay free-minded. What may render additional benefits is the integrated ability to provide feedback.
To provide you an insight there, the chip will also offer your doctor immediate feedback on how a specific drug is working and how your internal body system is responding to that drug. In a nutshell, it’s like having a diminutive physician around – which you can gobble off course.
Devised to help people personalize their therapy and keep a check on their overall health and medical condition, the technology nevertheless looks more than promising for the medical field. However, the availability details are yet to be divulged. But don’t you think the entire concept of swallowing a microchip on a daily basis sounds overly surprising? Well, at least we think that way!