Get Your Drugs Through WiFi! Wireless Technology Used to Deliver Drugs
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Massachusetts start-up MicroCHIPS has announced that they have developed a technology using “off-the shelf electronic components and a handheld wireless communication device.”

The way that it works is that they implant a small chip, about the size of a postage stamp, under your skin. That chip is covered with 100 tiny reservoirs, each filled with a single dosage of the drug. Each reservoir is sealed with a thin skin of platinum and titanium, and each seal can be dissolved by being eroded with electrical current. Each reservoir is individually addressable, and so the seal can be dissolved from a given reservoir by sending it a signal from a wireless device.


Explains MicroCHIPS’ Senior Engineer, Sara Lipka, “For the first month, we used a wireless signal to simultaneously release the drug from 10 reservoirs once a week. For the next two months, we simultaneously released doses from five reservoirs once every two weeks. For the last three months of the study, we simultaneously released doses from four reservoirs once a month”

Added Lipka, “We demonstrated that we could control the release of drugs in the body via a wireless device and that it was possible to do so for at least six months.”

Now, the obviouis question is, what is to keep people with the implant from using their own wireless devices, hacking their implant, and upping their own dosages?

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Anybody here read Michael Crichton’s Terminal Man?

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