Edible Chips will monitor Patients, and Doctors Love Them!

This new technology is hardly a meaningful advancement in modern medicine. Instead, it is another Big Brother-made tool out of a Hollywood film.

by Steve Connor
The Independent
January 17, 2012

An edible microchip that records the precise details of a patient’s pill regime will be available in Britain by the end of year following a commercial deal that opens the door to an era of digital medicines.

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An American biomedical company has signed up with a British healthcare firm to sell digestible sensors, each smaller than a grain of sand, that can trigger the transmission of medical information from a patient’s body to the mobile phone of a relative or carer.

The aim is to develop a suite of “intelligent medicines” that can help patients and their careers keep track of which pills are taken at what time of day, in order to ensure that complex regimes of drugs are given the best possible chance of working effectively.

Ultimately, the plan is for every one of the many pills taken each day by some of the most chronically-ill patients, especially those with mental health problems, to be digitally time-stamped as they are digested within the body.

The healthcare company Lloyds- pharmacy said it intends to sell the edible microchips of Proteus Biomedical of California by the end of the year, as part of a trial to test whether NHS patients would be prepared to pay privately to ensure that they or their relatives take the right medicines at the right time.

“There is a huge problem with medicines not being taken correctly,” said Steve Gray, healthcare services director of Lloyds pharmacy.

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One Response to Edible Chips will monitor Patients, and Doctors Love Them!

  1. Norman says:

    Calling Dr. Strangelove.