Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Connected health startup launches world’s first wearable activity tracker for medication packages

MILAN, ITALY & LONDON, ENGLAND: One of healthcare’s biggest concerns is the discrepancy between potentially achievable success rates and the actual treatment success rates when it comes to patients.

Studies show that something as simple as getting patients to take their meds, on time, in the right order and in the proper amount, could actually prevent as many as 125,000 deaths per year in the United States.

Studies show non-adherence results in $100 billion annually in excess hospitalization costs and when all economic consequences are included, the problem may result in as much as $290 billion annually in avoidable medical spending.

Today Amiko, a unique wearable activity tracker that actually wraps around medicine packaging, launches to tackle non-adherent behavior as it happens.
While other solutions are either smartphone apps which rely on patients to accurately and consistently report behavior or are very expensive, custom-made medication packages, Amiko is very simple, inexpensive and literally detects and tracks when a patient is dispensing medication with no additional self-reporting or other activities required.

Designed for ease-of-use but also showing its roots in the Italian fashion world of Milan, Amiko is elegant and sophisticated.

Amiko is an affordable, lightweight sensor-packed in a leaf-shaped sleeve that is specially designed to fit perfectly on five common types of medicine packaging.

Easy to use, Amiko is placed on medicine packaging and detects both motion and the angle of motion using its MEMS sensors, accelerometer and gyroscope.  It tracks the medicine taken and sends information to a connected app available to patients and caregivers.

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