A new technology that is set to begin in the next 12 months will be able to track if you took your meds or not.  Attached to a pill, a small microchip is activated when consumed sending a harmless signal to a patch located on the patent’s back or stomach.   Time and date of consumption are captured as is heart and breathing rate, which are then subsequently transferred to a near by cell phone that uploads the information to a secure site for doctors or nurses to review.  Not only can the technology be used to monitor the elderly or mentally sick who often are challenged with a pill regime, but the tech can be used to track a drug’s effectiveness and the patients well being during the time of prescription.

Developed by US-based Proteus Biomedical, the technology will go into trial in the UK in the next 12 months.


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."