Lloydspharmacy and Proteus Biomedical has announced the upcoming release in the UK of a new kind of medication compliance monitoring system that relies on sensor-enabled tablets and special body worn patches that detect their ingestion.
The product, developed by Proteus that we’ve been following for the last few years, is called Helius and its special patches can record when a pill is ingested as well as to monitor the patient’s physical activity levels. The data is then sent to a mobile device, like a smartphone or tablet, and thereby can inform a patient when to take the next dose of the medication and warn if the regimen is not being followed.
The system has received both the CE Mark and FDA approval back in 2010. See flashbacks below for our previous coverage of this fascinating technology.
Flashbacks: Proteus Pill Ingestion Monitoring System Gets EU Green Light; Proteus’ Wireless Personal Health Monitor Receives 510(k) Clearance; A Quick Look at The Status of Smart Pill Technology; Microchipped BP Pills Remind Patients to Take Their Meds; NextGen Pharmaceuticals: Pills That Talk, Sensors That Listen; Chip-on-a-Pill, and Other Micro-Electro-Medical Devices
(hat tip: mobihealthnews)