August 12, 2013 | Diliana

If I had to take medication every day I'd probably need reminding. What if the very pills we're supposed to take could send signals to remind us when our next dose is due? A tiny sensor can be embedded in pills and send messages to your phone once ingested. It measures the time it's swallowed and the effect it's having. Will this help to ensure forgetful patients take their medicine and reassure doctors it's effective? Or is it another means of intrusive monitoring?

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