The ingestible fitness tracker seems to be the way of the future in the health and fitness industry. As the world moves into an era of wearable technology, companies are thinking further ahead with a pill that can track your fitness from within.
Wearing a fitness tracker? That’s so 2015. Technologists believe they have found a way that will enable you to swallow a pill-sized fitness tracker and see your vitals in real-time on your computer (and we’re guessing on your phone, too).
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology just announced in PLoS One that they’ve created a tiny stethoscope that can run through your digestive track to measure heart and breathing rate. While, so far, Wilbur and his porky friends are the only ones to have tried out the ingestible fitness trackers, the MIT researchers behind the device plan to expand their current technology to humans including athletes, to help them get more from training. And in case you’re wondering, the trackers hit the toilet in about one or two days.