Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Isaac Asimov Would be Proud

From Invention Magazine:  Isaac Asimov Would be Proud

Taking a page from the story Fantastic Voyage, Proteus Digital Health of Redwood City, California has designed a sensor that can be imbedded in pills. It is called the Ingestion Event Marker and is combined with a data receiving  patch with the goal of monitoring medication usage by patients that may have difficulty remembering to take it.  The system monitors the time ingested, the type of medication as well other information such as heart rate and body position. The patch wirelessly transmits the information to a mobile phone and can then be shared with a doctor. The results would help doctors get accurate feedback regarding patients’ habits and assist in developing healthier ones.

Even those who support security cameras everywhere may still find this idea somewhat invasive. Though amazingly helpful it is not hard to imagine some people opposing it.

 

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