Remembering to take medication at the right time every day is a challenge for a lot of patients, often leading to poor treatment outcomes when a proper regimen is not followed. There are a number of tools out there that can help you make sure you’re on schedule, each having its own solution to the problem, and a new device called Amiko for people that use inhalers takes its own novel approach to medication adherence. The folks behind the Amiko are now raising money on Indiegogo to commercialize the product.
The Amiko easily attaches to commonly used inhalers and, once paired with a smartphone or a standalone hub, automatically keeps an eye on when you take the meds. There’s a gyroscope and accelerometer built into the device, helping it identify when the inhaler is being used. This information is passed to the matching smartphone app where the user can set an alarm schedule and check up on one’s adherence. The light on the device will flash when it’s time to take a breath off the inhaler and will go silent once that’s done.
Here’s a promo video presenting the Amiko to the Indiegogo crowd:
Indiegogo campaign: Amiko – Medication Management Made Easy…
Product page: Amiko….