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Hate to say it but...

REPOOOST!

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This sounds like something straight out of a sci-fi movie rolleyes.gif
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post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Weedvender View Post

I can see an auto kill switch for people, spies, etc.
But hell. Maybe contraceptives or antibiotics can be delivered this way, automatically without a missed dose.

Reminds me of insulin hacking to kill people:

2011-08-04wirelessinsulinattack.jpg

http://blogs.computerworld.com/18744/black_hat_lethal_hack_and_wireless_attack_on_insulin_pumps_to_kill_people
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Considering the stupid fact that doctors prescribe one cure per disease and since with a balanced, good quality, raw, pure, and organic diet you prevent 1000 diseases, is this really a break through? Nutrition is a lost chapter in medicine, wake up people. Highly recommend to watch Food Inc. and Food matters to everyone.

This.

If people ate properly and actual nutritional foods and not GMO foods then the public in general would be much healthier. There wouldn't be a need for something like this.

As I think this is a neat concept, it's not practical due to the security issues. I personally would rather be responsible for my medications rather then a machine that could malfunction or be hacked.

Call me old fashion but I just would rather machines not do certain jobs for me.
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post #15 of 19
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This.
If people ate properly and actual nutritional foods and not GMO foods then the public in general would be much healthier. There wouldn't be a need for something like this.
As I think this is a neat concept, it's not practical due to the security issues. I personally would rather be responsible for my medications rather then a machine that could malfunction or be hacked.
Call me old fashion but I just would rather machines not do certain jobs for me.

Agreed on this.
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post #16 of 19
I don't see how this is a good idea, or how it is even a breakthrough...

If you want a reliable way to have a dose every set period of time, just program a schedule onto the chip, why would you make it wireless?
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post #17 of 19
The advantage with a wireless device is that the reading of the chip in the body is more accurate and let you constantly monitor the situation. The data is transmitted to another device which will determine the dose to release in the organism.
Instead of taking your insulin level every hour or so, the chip constantly read it and transmit it to another device (bigger and outside of the body) which will tell to the chip to release X of insulin in the body. You can clearly see the advantage, insulin pump delivers a quantity Y in a t period of time determined by a single reading. The chip with deliver just the right dose all the time.

Oh and you still can combine the chip with another device. Like the chip could only read and release minimal dose if need be. Combine that with a pump and no need of taking blood sample every time.
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The advantage with a wireless device is that the reading of the chip in the body is more accurate and let you constantly monitor the situation. The data is transmitted to another device which will determine the dose to release in the organism.
Instead of taking your insulin level every hour or so, the chip constantly read it and transmit it to another device (bigger and outside of the body) which will tell to the chip to release X of insulin in the body. You can clearly see the advantage, insulin pump delivers a quantity Y in a t period of time determined by a single reading. The chip with deliver just the right dose all the time.

Oh and you still can combine the chip with another device. Like the chip could only read and release minimal dose if need be. Combine that with a pump and no need of taking blood sample every time.

Like I said, neat concept, not practical. To many points of failure that I wouldn't be willing to risk if my life was on the line.
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Like I said, neat concept, not practical. To many points of failure that I wouldn't be willing to risk if my life was on the line.

How is that different from a pump lol... There is already lethal dose in the pump and I could easily imagine engineers developing device topping at a certain dose to avoid ``hacking for the fun``.
Plus, they said max 20 doses. 20 doses of what? Quantity? They weren`t specific on that. The device will probably be combined with another drug deliver solution to expand the functionality of the chip in the body. So really that science-fi scenario is risible rolleyes.gif
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