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Smart pill trialled in UK

18th August 2010

A smart pill is to be trialled in the UK that can text a patient’s mobile phone if they forget to take their medication.

The pill, developed by Californian company Proteus Biomedical, is made from digestible sensors that are activated by the stomach fluids. Once activated, the sensor sends a low-power digital signal through to a patch on the patient's shoulder, which then decodes and records the information before sending it over a phone connection. The pill will be trialled with 40 patients at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.


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Article Information

Title: Smart pill trialled in UK
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 15825
Date Added: 18th Aug 2010



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