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Wireless chip-on-a-band-aid to monitor patients from home


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UK startup Toumaz Technology is bringing band-aids into the 21st century with a new technology that can remotely monitor patients. The solution involves a custom mini-chip with a 5-7 day battery, with built-in 800-900MHz wireless and a price as low as $5 a pop when the disposable patch is released next year. The chip is designed to relay data from sensors such as electrocardiogram, a three-axis accelerometer, blood glucose, ph-level and blood pressure monitors. Consumers will be able to wear the patch at home, and hopefully a Lisa Frank version will be soon in the making.

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