Bang & Olufsen Medicom has just announced that it has entered into an agreement with AstraZeneca AB to develop a “new patient monitor that measures patient compliance.”
The company already has a product on the market that reminds patients to take their tablets: The Helping Hand™.
Giving people a “Helping Hand™”
The “Helping Hand™” is a unique product that reminds a patient when to take their medication/tablets. The aim behind the device is to motivate and guide the patient to aim for and maintain a high compliance rate with their prescribed medication. In addition the device can be used by physicians to help motivate their patients to continue taking their complete course of medication.
The solution is based on blister cards and is fully customisable for clients branding requirements. The “Helping Hand™” can be scaled to fit a certain blister card size or programmed to meet a prescription schedule.
The unique software reminds the user to take the medication and helps the patient keep track of how well they have been taking their medication. The patient receives feedback via a visual signal (red, yellow or green.)
Data upload applications
The device is also being developed in several formats to assist a quick and easy data upload for physicians, patients and to support clinical trial evaluations.
A bluetooth application exists in a working prototype, this device is particularly relevant for situations where real-time data upload is necessary (eg trials where intervention is necessary to put the patient back on track). Alternatively the device can work via a USB wire cable or via a wireless transponder solution.
Discreet & User-Friendly
The device is discreet and allows for portable storage and protects the tablet/pills in their blister pack.