DIGITAL PILLS, INGESTIBLE COMPUTERS TO HEEL US!!
  
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DIGITAL PILLS, INGESTIBLE COMPUTERS TO HEEL US!!



Published On: July 27, 2014, by Neat Buzz, Ruth Campbell, Virginia
Tag: Pills, Health , Rating: 4.5

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Digital pills or the Ingestible microchips are basically minute sensors stuffed inside pills. These pills though look like ordinary pills are actually tiny robots equipped with micro-sensors and transmitters.



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HELIUS IS THE NAME

 
DIGITAL PILLS,  INGESTIBLE COMPUTERS TO HEEL US!!  | NEATBUZZ.COM | pills, health

Helius is the name given to the smart pill that has been developed by Proteus Digital Health, Inc. (located in Redwood City, California). It is a digital health feedback system that combines an ingestible sensor of the size of a grain of sand placed inside the pill, with a wearable sensor on an adhesive patch, and a mobile application to display data on a smartphone. The pill is swallowed with water like a normal pill. The biosensor embedded in Proteusí pill remains intact in the patientís stomach and interacts with stomach fluid and sends a signal to the patch worn on the upper body which in turn feeds information like how the patient responds to medicine, when was it ingested, physiological data of the patient, etc. in the smartphone. This means thereís no requirement of the torturing blood tests, x-rays, or biopsies to determine the efficacy of the administered medicine.

DIGITAL PILLS, INGESTIBLE COMPUTERS TO HEEL US!!
  

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HELIUS IS THE NAME

 
DIGITAL PILLS,  INGESTIBLE COMPUTERS TO HEEL US!!  | NEATBUZZ.COM | pills, health

Digital pill is powered by body itself and not by battery. It contains magnesium and copper on each side of its tiny sensor which generates enough electricity from stomach acids.

This can be especially helpful for patients on regular medicine, or people with conditions, such as diabetes, that require regular monitoring, as well as for health professionals to customize and improve patient care. This pill has been in use for astronauts for quite some time but it has now been approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be introduced into market for general patient care.

DIGITAL PILLS, INGESTIBLE COMPUTERS TO HEEL US!!
  

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HOW IT WORKS

 
DIGITAL PILLS,  INGESTIBLE COMPUTERS TO HEEL US!!  | NEATBUZZ.COM | pills, health

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