Shown in the photos above: (a) a closer view of an edible sensor; (b) edible sensor attached directly to a tablet; (c) edible sensor co-encapsulated with a drug product using a sensor-enabled capsule carrier
The ingestible sensor is integrated into the user’s medication. Once it’s swallowed, the body powers the sensor. With no battery and no antenna, stomach fluids complete the power source and the body transmits the digital heartbeat generated with the sensor. The patch worn on the user’s body captures and relays physiological responses and behavior. It receives information from the ingestible sensor, detects heart rate, activity and sends information to a mobile device.
Using the mobile phone, the user can access applications that display medical data.