4/24/13 iMicronews has a fascinating article about a micro laboratory that sits directly under the skin!
Scientists have developed a prototype micro lab that is embedded under the skin to analyze concentrations of substances in the blood and transmit this information to a receiver which a doctor can view. This could take the place of regular blood tests and is more accurate and timely.
This micro implant is a few cubic millimeters in volume, includes 5 sensors, a radio transmitter and a power delivery system! A battery patch sits on the outside of the skin to power the implant, therefore further surgeries to replace the power source aren’t needed.
This prototype is still being tested, but hopes is that it will hit the market in 4 years!