iPod mania takes another step forward with the release of a prototype medication called the iPill. And shockingly, it has been designed by Philips rather than Apple- who says bandwagons are a bad thing? Imitation is the best kind of flattery right?
The iPill is a tiny capsule like device which contains a microprocessor and wireless transceiver, as well as a dose of medicine. And what do you do with this hi tech piece of equipment? Why, swallow it of course!
The processor on the pill makes sure the drug is only ingested when it’s in the right part of the digestive tract, so you don’t have to worry about overdoses or ulcers. The iPill measures the bodies acidity and temperature and makes sure that the drugs get released in the appropriate places, meaning people who have to take large quantities of prescription drugs can take them in knowledge that they will be kind on the body.
Unsurprisingly the fact that each pill has one use only explains the current high price tag of $1000 a pop, though it may come down in the next few years.
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