The number of medical gadgets
we've seen to ease medicine delivery is pretty staggering, with everything from the simple (digital pill box
) to the insane (drug-infused false teeth
). Now it looks like Israeli outfit SteadyMed is ready to enter the fray with the PatchPump, a wearable battery-powered drug pump that hits you with a constant dose of your prescription throughout the day. The system is based around a unique battery that gets bigger as it depletes, providing both the power supply and the motive force behind the pump. SteadyMed is working on version of the PatchPump that last from 48 hours up to 7 days, but there's no word on when these might hit hospitals.