The latest in medical technology: Battery powered pills

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a prototype for edible electronics–battery-powered pills programmed to deliver medication where and when it’s needed within the body. Professor Christopher Bettinger joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how these smart pills work.

SciTech Now Episode 239

In this episode of SciTech Now, a hackathon exploring the intersection of hip hop, technology and education; battery powered pills that deliver medication in the body when and where it’s needed; the fascinating manipulation techniques of the orchid flower; and an innovative new wheelchair for people with mobility loss.