If so, you’re not alone. Perhaps 30% – 50% of medication is not taken as prescribed, and this can serious. Maybe 25% of hospital admissions can be traced to failure to take the right medicine at the right time.
Can we help? We are developing technology that will:
- Remind you when its time to take your medication.
- Add sensors to your medication packaging to detect when you take your medication.
- If you are late, sends a message to others who can remind you.
- Makes a record of when you take your medication, for later review by healthcare professionals or carers.
- Works will pill boxes, inhalers, multi-dose trays and pill bottles.
- Includes a “Medication Passport” where you can enter details of all your medication – helpful to you, your carers and your healthcare professionals.
Our product and service will work like this:
- We are making small, inexpensive Bluetooth sensors that you can attach to your pill boxes and bottles, multi-dos trays and inhalers. An LED on the sensor shows when the medication is due.
- When you take your medication, press a button on the sensor. This will send a message that you have taken your medication to a smart phone app.
- You, or a carer, will have programmed the app with your medication schedule.
- The app makes a reminder sound when your medication is due.
- Since the app knows if you are late taking the medication, it can send a message to a family member or carer who can take some action to remind you – a phone call, for example.
- We’ll have a solution for those without smart phones, too.
- The Medication Passport is available both as a paper booklet and as an app. You can use it to record your medication details, prescription changes, your own notes, your allergies and meds you can’t take, contact details of your healthcare professionals and pharmacists.
Can you share your needs, so we can match our development to your needs? Could you leave us your email address so we can keep you updated on our product development?
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Thanks – we’ll be in touch!