Ingestible sensor adopted in NHS innovation push

29th October 2014

Digital health specialist Proteus has signed a deal that will see its ‘smart pill’ technology, used to track medicine use and monitor patient responses, rolled out at hospitals in the north west of England.

Proteus’ technology relies on the use of an ingestible sensor that is swallowed alongside a tablet and can communicate a range of information to the physician, including medication-taking behaviours and other variables such as a patient’s physical activity and sleep patterns.

Alongside the smart pill, Proteus has also developed an adhesive patch which is worn on the patient’s skin and communicates with the sensor, as well as associated smartphone apps and a cloud computing framework.
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