Data from the ingestible sensors is transmitted from inside the patient’s body to a wearable patch placed on their abdomen, which then connects to a mobile app that patients and doctors can access. Photo: Courtesy of University of Minnesota Health Oncology Service Line

New digital pills containing sensors send health data from inside you to your doctor

  • Doctors have begun pairing sand-grain-sized sensors with a common chemotherapy drug used to treat stage 3 and 4 colorectal cancer patients
  • As well as providing real-time data, the pills also help ensure patients don’t forget to take their medication
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Data from the ingestible sensors is transmitted from inside the patient’s body to a wearable patch placed on their abdomen, which then connects to a mobile app that patients and doctors can access. Photo: Courtesy of University of Minnesota Health Oncology Service Line
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