PHARMACY ON CHIP: ELECTRONIC PILL AS A NOVEL TOOL AND TREATMENT APPROACH IN HEALTH CARE SYSTEMAbstract
The technological development is leading the human life to be comfortable. It is also gaining important attention as per health concern as it has enhanced the survival of the patients. The development in technology has become a boon to human beings. Electronic Pill is one such technology that is used to strive in opposition to deadly diseases by detecting diseases and abnormalities in the human body. These electronic pills are swallow-able or implantable in the human body to detect biological signals or capture images that are to be used for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The sensor-based electronic pills (capsules) are used in modern days to carryout complex treatments and hence, are called to be Pharmacy-on-chip (POC). The concept involves having simple electronic devices that include sensors, drug delivery systems, or tissue simulating tools powered by the batteries. The technology has a range of applications in the detection of disease and abnormalities in medical research. The overall aim has been to deliver enhanced functionality, reduced size, and power consumption, through system-level integration on a common integrated circuit platform comprising sensors, analog and digital signal processing and signal transmission.
K. B. Pandey *, S. Kumar, Y. Yasin and S. Rahman
Department of Electronics and Communication, Integral University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
06 January 2015
21 February 2015
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01 March 2015