Pharmacy Times | November 2, 2018
Virtually Observed Therapy—Essentially 3 companies are disrupting the traditional directly observed therapy market using cameras on the smartphone to track when a patient takes their medication.
- Emocha Mobile Health
Bioingestible Sensors—What if you knew when a patient took their medication based on when it dissolved in the stomach? Well, 2 companies are creating such sensors, and the first such pill was approved in 2017.
- Proteus Digital Health
Smart Pill Bottles—Nine companies produce sensors that are embedded in a proprietary bottle or cap that fits on top of a pill bottle. These sensors keep track when a medication is removed.
- Vitality Glowcap
- TimerCap iCap
- Intent Solutions TAD
Smart Pill Organizers—These 16 companies are making devices that help a patient organize and remember to take their medication.
- TowerView Health
- CuePath Innovation
- Hero Health
- Karie Health
Home Assistant—What if Alexa and a pillbox had a baby? Well, then you’d get these 4 companies who are taking it to the next level.
- Catalia Health
- Spencer Health Solutions
Patient Reward Platforms—Maybe all we need to do is pay patients to take their drugs…or in other words behavioral economics. These companies are using mobile apps to help encourage patients to take their medications with some reward system in place.
- Sempre Health
- Mango Health
Smart Injectable Devices—Focused primarily on diabetes, these 6 companies added a sensor to keep track of how much insulin a patient is using.
- Companion Medical
Smart Inhalers—Is a patient with asthma using a rescue inhaler too often? Well, instead of waiting until they need help, it is now possible to monitor inhaler use with these new sensors made by 5 companies. We may see this become an industry standard in the future.
- Propeller Health
- Cohero Health
Oral Birth Control (OBC) Reminders—Not just an app, but a device that works with OBC blister packaging to remind patients to take their medication. Two companies are providing this innovation.