In the near future approach to the treatment of a variety of diseases can change dramatically due to the emergence of “e-pills”. One such recently developed by researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Small gadget to ingest, after which it will provide drugs for a long time and even will diagnose your state of health. Moreover, the tablet without problems can be managed remotely.
According to the developers, the device can be used to provide patients with medications in various diseases requiring long-term treatment. The capsule can also detect any health violations and release drugs to treat the desired disease. For example, antihistamines in the development of allergies.
Tablet made by the method of layer-by-layer 3D printing and this allows her to “open up” in the stomach after swallowing, and also the thinning of the layers that are excreted from the body within 36 days after the start of use. The internal compartments can be filled with any drugs, depending on the situation, and the sensors via Bluetooth will transmit data to your smartphone, tablet or other device with a special application. From there, you can remotely control the actions of the tablets.
“Our system can provide closed-loop monitoring and treatment, in which the signal may cause the delivery of the drug or the precise setting of the dose.” — said one of the study’s authors Professor Giovanni Traverso in an interview with Advanced Materials Technologies.
I thought the authors and cybersecurity of the device.
“Isolation of wireless signal it can protect your device from unwanted connections, providing physical isolation for additional security and privacy.”
At the moment the tablet has not yet passed for human trials. The first series of tests were conducted on a special layout that copies the upper gastrointestinal tract. But scientists say that the complete experiments can be completed within the next two years.
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