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.

1 comment:

Jeff Roble said...

This is a good invention but how about the digestion system does it not affect.?

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