Wearables may be getting under the skin to track health issues

Embedded chips in pets have been around a long time, and that tech is inching closer to reality for humans, as well.

Wearables that lie under the skin may soon provide healthcare tracking and monitoring insight on a wide range of ailments and ills, says a digital health expert, who believes the day of mini injected chip implants will soon take root.

"Once the ability to control and communicate with an implanted or injected device is achieved, a number of services can be delivered such as real-time tracking of tumor growth or localized and controlled delivery of drugs," Vaishali Kamat, digital health chief at Cambridge Consultants, tells TechRadar.

Kamat envisions the ability to provide brain stimulation therapy for epileptics and those suffering from Parkinson's disease. Article

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