World’s smallest blood monitoring implant tells your smartphone when you’re about to have a heart attack | mHealth: Patient Centered Care-Clinical Tools-Targeting Chronic Diseases | Scoop.it

A team of scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have developed the world’s smallest medical implant to monitor critical chemicals in the blood. The 14mm device measures up to five indicators, including proteins like troponin, that show if and when a heart attack has occurred. Using Bluetooth, the device can then transmit the data to a smartphone for tracking.


Via François-Xavier Schaeffer, iLab LatAm