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Beep Beep! Take Your Pill: 'Chip On the Shoulder' as Medication Reminder

by Tanya Thomas on  September 26, 2009 at 8:46 AM Drug News   - G J E 4
 Beep Beep! Take Your Pill: 'Chip On the Shoulder' as Medication Reminder
If sticking to your medication regime is hard work, scientists have invented a "chip on the shoulder" mechanism that will ensure you take your pills on time. .

The miniature sensor will be pinned onto a patients shoulder and will receive wireless signals from tiny chips inside pills.
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The chips in the pills would be absolutely digestible.

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Pharmaceutical company, Novartis and technology company, Proteus Biomedical have joined hands to develop the innovative idea, reports the Telegraph.

The sensor would also help doctors keep a check on their patients' medication regime.

Irregular medication often reduces the benefits of medicines, but this new technology is sure to bring a health change in the lives of many patients.

Source: ANI
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