PSFK Picks: Top Five Health Innovations Of The Week
An ingestible computer in the form of a pill and a 3D printed exoskeleton cast. The most innovative stories from the world of wellness.
Each week PSFK.com with its partner Boehringer Ingelheim bring you a snapshot of Five Innovative Ideas that are reshaping the health care industry. This week innovations include an ingestible computer in the form of a pill and a 3D printed exoskeleton cast.
Will Ingestible Micro Computers Be The Doctors Of The Future? Proteus Digital Health is a startup that's working on an ingestible computer in the form of ‘smart’ pills that could help doctors better diagnose their patients. The smart pills are actually tiny robots that travel through the digestive system and monitor how everything works, from vital signs to blood flow to measuring temperature. They then wirelessly transmit results back to a cell phone app, body patch or website. The technology has the potential to offer doctors a whole new method of gathering data on a patient's well being and to monitor patient metrics in real time.