You can buy your trainers off the shelf and get a perfect fit. But what about your multi-vits? If you take multivitamins to supplement your diet, chances are you’ll be buying a mass-produced, over-the-counter product. But are they really suitable for your body type and lifestyle?
Probably not. But now Multiply Labs offers a service which lets you create your own customized multivitamins. You decide what goes in, and how much. The pills are then 3D printed and a robotic system fills the capsules with the required amounts.
Not only do you decide the quantities, you can also determine when particular components are released. So, to avoid an afternoon slump, programme a caffeine boost to kick in just after lunch.
Clearly, this is exciting stuff for the health and fitness market, but the implications for general healthcare go much further. Imagine customized meds tailored specifically to patients’ needs and produced on demand. Just what the doctor ordered.