biosensor chips: lovely if true

Medical Gadgets: Implanted Microchip Will Monitor Your Health, Deliver Drugs From Under Your Skin

The chip is much more precise than the finger pricking method for monitoring blood, and in diabetes sufferers, can minimize the risk of complications like blindness and kidney failure. The first glucose-monitoring and osteoporosis drug-releasing chips will begin human clinical trials next year. MicroCHIPS is looking into developing more advanced versions that can predict heart or kidney failure, biodegrade in the body, and release multiple vaccine or drug doses over time.

If they don’t clot up, or require really unpleasant placement (something the size of a dime is damn big) or stop working, these would be great. And only after 20 years or so of everybody knowing this was right around the corner…


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