Scientists are developing an electronic patch that can monitor a person'a vital signs in real time.
The tiny patch is only about as thick as a human hair and uses a number of sensors to diagnose potential health issues, it is even capable of transmitting this data to a computer or mobile phone. "The technology can be used to monitor brain, heart or muscle activity in a completely non invasive way, while a patient is at home," said Professor John Rogers. "The near term will be for people with conditions of the heart, or conditions such as diabetes that need a lot of monitoring. "
"American researchers say the tiny patches, with tattoo-like sensors that wirelessly diagnose and treat health problems, can act as a person’s own internal doctor."
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