Everything imaginable seems possible with technology. Science increasingly takes a more leading role in the doctor-patient relationship. It will be less and less likely that people should go to a health center to know the diagnosis of a condition due to the appearance of the so-called “smart pill”. As well as a medicine that is swallowed but contains a nano-device that runs through the interior of the body and is able to assess health conditions.
The nanotechnology engineer and professor at the RMIT University of Australia, Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh, explained to El Pais de España that these sensors have the ability to detect small health effects even to some types of cancer, they can measure conditions and reactions within the organism and the results are transmitted to an external electronic device.
The Israeli company Pillcam already distributes in more than 50 countries, including Panama, a “smart pill” capable of replacing the colon exams and that meets the characteristics of non-invasive and highly accurate doing so.
According to the El Pais portal, there is another group of scientists at the California Institute of Tecmology working on an even smaller sensor to reach areas with a high degree of impairment to be explored, such as the heart or brain.