Empower patients to re-design their habits
to hack medication adherence
50 % of medications are not taking correctly - World Health Organization
People forget. People ignore. People have busy lives
In the US, poor medication adherence has an annual price tag of $290 billion in additional healthcare costs, is related to over 125,000 deaths each year and is estimated to be the cause of 25% of all hospital and nursing home admissions.
Make it easy to design your habits around your medication through simple hardware & software that are delightful to use
Alex Ma, CTO at EOO Sweden, demonstrates a functional prototype and complete user case at Health Hack Day Stockholm, where we received 2nd prize for our solution
If a Smart Pillbox was the raw data aggregator for Habits, such a system would in our design be using a micro controller, ambient sensors and a GSM/GPRS-chip for communication.
The system can detect whenever pills in any slot are removed (measuring changes in light) and will then send that information to our cloud service using the regular GSM-network.
It is in the cloud that the magic happens, insights are aggregated and visualized - and habit design enabled. All heavy algorithms and data logging will take place online and made available to the user there, enabling the Smart Pillbox to do a minimal amount of work and only gather very simple data. Thereby, electronics cost are kept low and battery time high.
In the United States, poor medication adherence is directly related to:
125,000 deaths / year
25% of all hospital & nursing home admissions
Private care giver providers
Families of eldery patients
May 2013 - validation of 1st prototype
August 2013 - unveiling of 2nd prototype and cloud platform
September 2013 - partner negotiatons
November 2013 - launch of 3rd prototype and user testing
March 2014 - release of product 1.0