John Pugh: Will Ingestible Micro Computers Be The Doctors Of The Future?

John Pugh: Will Ingestible Micro Computers Be The Doctors Of The Future?
technology

The new smart pill from Proteus Digital Health is a fully functional mini chip people can take with a glass of water.

John Pugh, BI
  • 7 july 2013

Imagine if on your next doctors visit, instead of going through all the examinations, your doctor simply handed you a pill and sent you on your way. They may look like normal pills, oblong and a little smaller than a daily vitamin, however they are in fact fully functional ingestible computers, which travel your system and transmit back data. It sounds like something straight out of science fiction, but is it really that far off?

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