Lab on chip

Lab on a chip implant warns of your heart attack, hours before it happens

There are around 100,000 heart attacks each year in the UK and 1 in 3 of these people suffering a heart attack will die before they reach hospital. So knowing you are about to have a heart attack, up to 2 hours beforehand is a major deal.

A chip, or rather ‘lab on a chip’, implanted into a person’s chest can now detect when a heart attack is about to happen. It does this by monitoring the compounds in blood and sending the information, via Bluetooth, to a smartphone or tablet. All done from a 14 x 2mm chip.

Watch the video above (click the image) and check out the full article on LiveScience.


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