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Chip and Pill: The Hi-tech Tablet That Will Text You When it’s Time to Take Another Dose

Saturday 14 August 2010

‘A ‘smart’ pill that texts patients’ mobile phones if they forget to take their medication is being tested in the UK. Around 40 volunteers are being recruited by NHS doctors to take standard versions of their heart pill fitted with a microchip. The chips in the pills send signals to a patch attached to the patient’s shoulder when swallowed.’

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