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The Fitbit Chip Goes Under the Skin to Track Health Records

By: Jordy Eleni - Published: Mar 22, 2013 • References: bbc and gizmodo
A new Fitbit chip has been developed on behalf of Swiss scientists. The 14mm long tool goes beneath one's skin and in turn relays data on glucose levels and cholesterol amongst other essential blood-related information.

The Fitbit transmits its gathered statistics by way of a bluetooth technology. The bluetooth passes its numbers on to smartphones. Those who make use of the chip can in turn bring these numbers to the attention of doctors, providing essential updates that would otherwise only be gathered through needles.

While this piece may be essential for needle-phobic patients, it has been made specifically for those who need constant blood tests. By keeping the Fitbit implanted in one's body, the many problems that come with the administration of these tests will be decreased.