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How digital drugs will transform healthcare – WIRED Health

Proteus Digital Health is building tiny ingestible sensors that can be incorporated into existing drugs and paired with wearable and mobile technology to improve medical treatment.

CEO Andrew Thompson told the audience at Wired Health the the Proteus system will help deal with the burgeoning burden of chronic disease that is taking grip as global middle classes swell. By combining these “digital pills” with a wearable, sensor-packed patch, a mobile phone and cloud computing, patients and doctors will be able to better monitor and treat chronic conditions without the need for endless physical checkups.

WIRED Health is a one-day summit designed to introduce, explain and predict the coming trends facing the medical and personal healthcare industries. This ambitious inaugural event was held on Tuesday April 29, at the new home of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square, London.