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Microchip Pill Tattles If You Don't Take It (VIDEO)

One of doctors' biggest headaches when treating illnesses is compliance: so many patients skip pills, forget to take their medication, or otherwise fail to stick to their proper dosage that the American Heart Association has deemed our 'failure to take prescription medications correctly' the number one problem in treating illness today.

Researchers at the University of Florida may have developed a cure for our medication mishaps in the form of a pill capsule that 'includes a tiny microchip and digestible antenna that automatically sends an alert when medicine is ingested,' Futurity explains.

In order for the pill to track the medication, the user must wear or carry a small electronic device that powers the pill and communicates with a cell phone or laptop to record that the pill has been swallowed.

Check out the microchip pill in more detail in the video below.

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