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Brief Published: 2 Aug 2012

Ingestible Sensors Approved by FDA


Californian company Proteus Digital Health’s ingestible sensors have been granted medical approval by the US Food and Drug Administration for use as smart pills.

Once swallowed, the sensors react to stomach fluid and release a unique electrical signature that is recorded by a special patch worn on the patient’s skin. The data gathered is relayed to a smartphone, allowing patients or healthcare professionals to track medication compliance using an app.

Read more about Proteus Digital Health’s ingestible sensors and the emergence of preventative medicine in Sensing Health.

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