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Scientists in South Korea are developing a medical patch using nano technology which not only monitors your health, but is also smart enough to know how much medicine you need, and when.
Outside of smartwatches, wristbands, and smart eyewear, wearable technology is making waves in the medical community. For example, we’ve already heard about health-monitoring “tattoos,” which can tell doctors about how your heart, muscles, or brain are functioning. The next evolutionary step could be similar smart patches, developed using nano technology, which not only deliver drugs into your system, but know when you’ve had enough or need a higher dose.
A study, carried out in South Korea and published by Nature Technology, outlines the development of “wearable bio-integrated systems,” as an alternative to wearing bulkier hardware. These skin patches are not only less intrusive, but are also capable of delivering medicine to the wearer, and smart enough to know how much is needed.
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