Ingestible sensor sends out health-related data to smartphones from the depths of your belly
As the healthcare industry quickly turns towards newer technology to stay updated and keeps us mortal beings in the pink, California-based Proteus Digital Health has come up with a tech-packed stomach-friendly way to keep a check on your health via mobile devices. Using an ingestible sensor sized as much as a grain of sand that can in turn be integrated inside a pill, the company has enabled a promising way to keep a wary eye on your insides. The sensor hooks up to a wearable battery-operated patch worn on the skin and relays information to the same, which in turn sends the data to a smartphone application. Cleared by the FDA recently, the sensor powers-up with contact with stomach fluid and sends out signals to the wearable patch. In all, this process enables clinicians, care-takers and guardians to keep a close tab on a patients general health, giving information and crucial data that could help better the lives of us common folk in the near future.