aptaMED

Product for monitoring and managing chronically ill patients’ prescribed medication intake.

About

aptaMED

The strict compliance with medication prescriptions is essential for the prescribed treatment to be effective, avoiding the waste of resources. However, non-adherence to medication is a growing problem that may be caused by forgetfulness, fear of side effects or difficulty in understanding medical instructions.
In this scenario, arises the need for the development of intelligent solutions capable of interacting with the patient, or their carer, alerting them at the time of taking the dose.
The aptaMED device, to be developed within the scope of this project, will help to meet this need. It can be attached to the base of any pre-existing medicine bottle giving it new functionalities that assist the user during drug therapy. To this end, it will be necessary to program the device for the time and day of the prescribed dose, which can be done by the patient or through IoT systems integrated in the health and well-being area.
When programmed, it will generate alerts for the timely taking of medication while monitoring it, allowing a remote follow-up of the patient. For this purpose, this product incorporates several features, such as: real time monitoring of the medication taken; viewing the history of the medication taken directly on the device; easy adaptability to a wide range of medication bottles; and, for users with a smartphone, it will be possible to communicate not only the alerts for taking the medication, but also to provide feedback on their performance by sending messages and other alerts
In the case of multi-medication, network communication between the different monitoring devices will also be guaranteed in order to ensure correct drug therapy.

Partners

  • NEUTROPLAST
  • CENTI
  • 2CA-Braga