Medication will independently control the regularity of their applications
U.S. scientists have created a capsule that tells the doctor that the patient received medication, reports Physorg.
The device was developed by a team of University of Florida (University of Florida) led Bashirully Rizwan (Rizwan Bashirullah).
The device is a standard capsule for drugs, which covered thin strips of silver. These strips are applied to the antenna and the surface of the capsule in the form of paint from metal nanoparticles. The antenna is connected to the microchip located inside the device.
When the patient swallows, the device produces electrical impulses very low voltage. The microchip converts them into a signal and passes through the antenna to the external receiver that communicates with a mobile phone or laptop physician to indicate that the patient received medication. Then capsule dissolves and microchip passes into the intestine, and then seamlessly output from the body.
The work of scientists tested a new device, using different models and body of the dead. According Bashirully from the capsule into the body receives less silver than when using tap water. It achievement help the avoiding many situations when patients forget or namerenno refuse to take medication.
According to data the American Heart Association (American Heart Association), patients with chronic diseases normally take only half the appointment of medical drugs. About 10 percent of hospitalizations and 218 000 deaths per year due to the disruption of taking the drugs.