The Breakthrough

New studies by scientists have been shown that digestible electronics may not be too far behind from being developed in the future. The real challenge here is for researchers to find and create materials for electronics that will pose no risk in case they get stuck in the body. Carnegie Mellon University's Christopher Bettinger has presented his vision in creating consumable yet safe electronics, like those that are powered using the charged ions found in our digestive tracts.

The Implications

This "smart pill" will have the capability to detect problems within your intestines and will actively release the appropriate drug to cure a person of their ailment. These edible electronic pills have the potential to be more effective and less expensive compared to the medications that we have today.

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