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Medication that tracks its dosing schedule

One company is working on creating pills with tiny chips to keep track of when a patient is medicating, in order to maintain the correct schedule.

 

This digital feedback technology can prompt patients to take their medicine and even ask them to take a walk if they have been inactive for too long. 

 

Besides reminding you to take a pill, this technology could be used to track complex medical routines in the future.

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No More Skipping Your Medicine – FDA Approves First Digital Pill | Singularity Hub

No More Skipping Your Medicine – FDA Approves First Digital Pill | Singularity Hub | Longevity science | Scoop.it

The Food and Drug Administration has just approved a device that is integrated into pills and let’s doctors know when patients take their medicine – and when they don’t.

 

Adherence to prescriptions is a serious problem, as about half of all patients don’t take medications the way they’re supposed to. But with patients doctors now becoming big brother, that statistic could change drastically.

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