New Implantable Microchip Dispenses Medicine Over Time
from the take-one-of-these-and-call-the-doctor-in-six-months dept
Taking pills on a regular basis is a pain. Remembering to take the right pills at the right time causes confusion, and lots of people screw up the process. Here comes technology to the rescue. Some researchers are working on an implantable microchip that can dispense different doses of different medicines at different times. So far, they’ve been able to create a single chip that will work for 140 days, which means you’d still need to go back and get a new chip implanted (or have the old one reloaded) on a regular basis, but that probably beats taking a few pills every day.