Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Sensor in a pill

 The WSN Blog reports from Wired Magazine about their countdown of what rocked our world in 2008; Edible Chips are featured #9 in the list.

Proteus, a Redwood City, California, company, has created tiny chips out of silicon grains that, once swallowed, activate in the stomach. The chips send a signal to an external patch that monitors vital parameters such as heart rate, temperature, state of wakefulness or body angle." This technology is truly interesting, and can be applied in a broad range of scenarios. Among central issues to scrutinize further are power supply, bandwidth, stability.

WSN Blog

A group of researchers have established the WSN Blog with the objective to create: "- a blog on Wireless Sensor Networks. We will cover new products, the latest papers, new books, applications of wsn, conferences". The WSN Blog is recommended for those interested, and a RSS feed is made available from the uHealth Blog.