Focus on smart pills: United States teach patients take medicines on time

2017-06-27

Focus on smart pills: United States teach patients take medicines on time

Eight medical centers in the USA are already treating their patients with pills equipped with tiny sensors. Such pills monitor how accurately person follows the medication regimen.

If the pill is taken in time, the sensor transmits signal to the Bluetooth device attached to the patient's body. If the corresponding signal is not received, it means that the person did not take the medicine. He receives a reminder to the smartphone. In addition, the entire history of taking pills by the person is stored on a special website, allowing doctors to monitor and control the process remotely.

With the help of such technology, doctors are hoping to develop a habit among their patients: always take medicines on time. On the one hand, it increases the quality of treatment, and on the other hand it allows people to save thousands of dollars per year on medical expenses.

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