First Digital Pill Approved to Worries About Biomedical ‘Big Brother’

Publication Title
The New York Times
Publication/Creation Date
November 13 2017
Pam Belluck (creator)
William Shrank (contributor)
Ameet Sarpatwari (contributor)
Eric Topol (contributor)
Paul Appellate (contributor)
Otsuka Pharmaceutical (contributor)
Proteus Digital Health (contributor)
Andrew Thompson (contributor)
Andrew Wright (contributor)
Jeffrey Lieberman (contributor)
Adam Hanina (contributor)
Eric Buffkin (contributor)
Food And Drug Administration (FDA) (contributor)
Columbia University (contributor)
Scripps Translational Science Institute (contributor)
Harvard Medical School (contributor)
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center UPMC (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a digital pill — a medication embedded with a sensor that can tell doctors whether, and when, patients take their medicine.
HCI Platform
Location on Body
Digestive Tract, Stomach