Digestible sensors will continue to provide healthcare professionals with more information about the human body and how various treatment solutions affect each system of organs.
A digestible sensor is a sensor that transmits information about a patient to medical professionals to help them customize the care to the individual as well as the care provided to other individuals experiencing similar health conditions or ailments.
This technology would eventually allow an individual to swallow a pill provided by their doctor and skip their physical because the digestible sensors, that look like regular pills, could perform all the same functions a doctor typically handles in a standard physical and then some.
Digestible sensors will monitor your bodily systems and wirelessly transmit what’s happening in your body to another device like your smartphone or computer for your own review or the review of your doctor. Latest innovations with digestible sensors don’t even require a battery source since they solely rely on the human body as an energy.
An innovation of this nature could have far reaching effects for healthcare by helping detect diseases and conditions at earlier stages in people digesting these sensors that are in turn, constantly monitored wirelessly.
For more healthcare innovations of 2013, here’s an infographic on these developments and others that drastically impact the future of healthcare for patients and professionals alike, originally from Medical Future.