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Remote monitoringSensor-enabled remote monitoring devices transmit vital patient biometrics to physicians and other caregivers in real time. 2020 sees the use of ingestible “smart pills” with sensors to wirelessly relay information on health indicators within the body to a smartphone. Doctors can track health indicators more closely and receive precise information about which medications their patients actually took, and when.

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The Proteus smart pill is equipped with sensors and can monitor body indicators from within the body. The company is collaborating with pharmaceutical companies to create pills with both sensors and medication.

Source: “The Future of Medicine is in Devices you Swallow,” Fast CoExist, http://www.fastcoexist.com/3024773/worldchanging-ideas/you-will-swallow-a-sensor.