Digital Health Heading Toward Implantable Sensors
This article was originally published in Start Up
Although wearable devices are only just beginning to trend in digital health, a newer, more sophisticated technology is starting to develop. Implantable sensors designed to measure in vivo functions could become a transformative technology in a way that wearable devices cannot.
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