Helius intelligent medicine: High Street pharmacy offers pills with edible microchips to help doctors monitor patients" health

Medicine of the future arrives on High Street as pharmacy offers pills with edible microchips to help doctors monitor patients' health An edible microchip will be included with each group of a patient's pills A patch on the skin will pick up a signal once it's swallowed and relay this to a smart phone The system will be offered to patients taking medication for heart conditions and diabetes 'Intelligent' pills that will help patients and their doctors to keep track of their medication regimes, are to go on sale in the UK. Lloyds Pharmacy has signed a deal with the U.S company Proteus Biomedical to sell medication tagged with edible sensors that are the size of a grain of sand.

Edible smart pills will help patients keep track of their drug regime

Edible smart pills will help patients keep track of what drugs they take. But will patients swallow 'intelligent medicine' An edible sensor will be included with each group of a patient's pills They will transmit a unique electrical signal when they reach the stomach that can be picked up by a sensor patch on the skin The system will be offered to patients taking medication for heart conditions and diabetes 'Intelligent' pills that will help patients and their doctors to keep track of their medication regimes, are to go on sale in the UK.