London: Help is at hand for those who often forget to take their pills.Smart pills that tell patients and their doctors if medication is being taken properly are set to go on sale in Britain.Patients take their drugs along with an extra tablet embedded with a tiny edible sensor, which sends back information to a receiver in the form of a patch worn on the shoulder or arm.This tracks when the drugs were taken and the dose, as well as monitoring heart rate and body temperature. It also alerts a patient to when the next dose is due and records whether the patient is sleeping well or taking enough exercise.The information is downloaded to a computer or smartphone, which can be accessed, by the patient and their doctor, the Daily Mail reported.
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