Though wearable devices are booming in tech-popularity, they don’t always make sense for a consumer’s everyday lifestyle or occupation. Plus, there is so much more that can, and should, be sensed than a wearable device can capture.
There has been an ongoing movement to increase consumer passivity in tracking important health metrics and one of the most promising is the world of ingestibles. Yes, it’s a very tiny sensor that can be swallowed to track and monitor from the inside like never before.
While ingestibles can be used for more general health and wellness tracking, the most exciting application allows for detection of disease or other conditions such as gastrointestinal disorders, something one in twelve Americans suffers from.
So bon appétit—it’s time to eat the sensor.