For Medication Adherence Devices

Advantage Wearables

Dispensers are great at sorting meds, but since they sit stationary on the counter, what happens when you are not close enough to hear the alarm? Cell phones aren’t the answer for many and most devices, including watches, that have alarms that can be turned off without actually taking meds. This major blindspot leaves the user vulnerable. Because medication adherence is the main reason seniors lose their independence, any easy-to-use wearable will be a viable solution for many older medication users.

300 Billion $

Annual Losses

125,000

Lives
Lost Annually

380,000

Yearly Avoidable Hospitalzations

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Cell Phone Adherence Apps

Obviously, many seniors do not use cells phones, and many others only use them to varying degrees. Some people find cell phones intrusive, intimidating, and expensive. Beyond that, cell phones have other challenges. Their batteries can die, they can be lost, or simply left in a purse, drawer, or the next room where their alarms can’t be heard. The NIH conducted a study detailing the short falls of cell phone apps.

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Medication Dispensers and Pill Organizers

Many dispensers organizers are quite competent at sorting, counting, and apportioning medications. They send missed dose alerts and keep compliance logs (as does CertAlert Wearables). Most of these devices are limited to pills and cannot accomodate injectables, creams, eye-drops, etc. The primary weakness these devices have is that they are immobile and therefore inadequate for people who are moderately or very active. If the user is sleeping on the couch, or in the yard gardening, the alarm is useless. CertAlert wearables can integrate into and significantly enhance dispenser systems by eliminating their primary weakness.