Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Philips develops "smart" pill

The hospital equipment division of Philips has devoloped an "intelligent pill" that contains a microprocessor, battery, wireless radio, pump and a drug reservoir that will enable the "pill" to deliver drugs to a patient in specfic locations in the body. One of the pill's sensors will be an acidity detector, so it can tell where it is in the gut. The pill will also be able to check the local body temp and report it wirelessly.

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