Say bye-bye to the peel-stick-and-pray method. Toumaz Technology is creating a new way to track how boo-boos heal. The UK start-up aims to manufacture custom microchips that can remotely monitor patients. When placed on patches such as band-aids, the chips enhance the healing process.

In this approach, the chip interfaces with sensors to track three vital signs; electrocardiogram (EKG graphic), blood glucose (sugar) and pH levels (hydrogen-ion concentration). The disposable piece has a life expectancy of 5-7 days and, assuming mass distribution, could cost as little as $5 each. This development follows in WebMD’s footsteps to make consumers more informed about their health. Especially with an aging population, such at-home treatments are increasingly important.

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