The Food and Drug Administration approved the use of an ingestible digital sensor that can be embedded inside a pill and swallowed, allowing doctors to remotely monitor a patient’s heart rate, activity level, and other health indicators. What do you think?


“This probably isn’t going to work with me. I puke the second I think I’m swallowing any sort of digital sensor.”

Jose Maddock • Mathematician

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“I’m pretty open and honest with my doctors, but one thing I don’t want them to know is my heart rate. That’s private.”

Gary Kazarian • Extruder Operator

“This is a huge step forward from the magic school buses full of children I had to swallow in the ’90s.”

Eleanor Hankins • Unemployed