Back in April we covered the SmokeSignals smoking cessation system, which monitored your intake of cancer sticks and doled out dosages according to a plan. It’s not a big jump from there to doling out drugs that are actually good for you. From the same people who brought you SmokeSignals, we now have MedSignals, as covered in the San Antonio Express-News…
The portable device beeps when it’s time to take a pill, and it records the time and frequency of the lid openings on its four drug bins.
Lifetechniques Inc., which relocated from Santa Barbara, Calif., to San Antonio a year ago, invented the device, called MedSignals. It sits in a cradle that connects to a telephone and electrical line and is programmed to dial a toll-free number once a day to upload information.
The company’s founder, Vesta Brue, and Chief Technology Officer Jerome Hahn already have launched one product into the marketplace, SmokeSignals. It’s a computerized cigarette case with a built-in smoking cessation program, which monitors cigarette consumption.
Now they are focused on their latest innovation, MedSignals, which is in trials with patients infected with the HIV virus and is expected to hit the market in July, Brue said.
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