iPill - "Diagnosis and Medicine in a Pill"
Researchers at the University of Calgary made the headlines of Wired today for the creation of the iPill - an "intelligent pill" that when ingested, take readings of the host body with the ability to deliver the appropriate dosage of a drug.
"Instead of taking many pills at different times, with the iPill you could adjust its timer and swallow them all at once and get the right doses at the right times," Badawy said.
The iPill's electronic gadgetry, 400 square micrometers in size, fills a space smaller than the area of 10 blood cells. It is encapsulated in a penny-size plastic casing that is resistant to stomach acids.