By Erin Kim @CNNMoneyTech August 3, 2012: 12:39 PM ET
Proteus Digital Health's monitoring system includes a mobile app, pills with embedded chips, and a stick-on patch that tracks your body data.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Ever wonder if you remembered to take your pills this morning? A medical tech startup has a novel solution: Swallow a computer chip that will help you keep track.
Proteus Digital Health scored a big victory this week when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted approval for the company's "ingestible sensor" invention. The 1 square millimeter device -- roughly the size of a grain of sand -- can relay information about your insides to you, and if you choose, to your doctor or nurse.
For more info, visit proteusdigitalhealth.com Their website says the information from these digital meds is stored in a "secure database accessible from a variety of devices".
Anyone else see this as a potential problem or is my CT brain working overtime?