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Wisepill Technologies makes use of mobile phone and Internet technologies to provide real-time medication management. The Wisepill portable medication dispenser has a GSM communication chip at its heart. The dispenser sends an electronic medication event record  to a central management system (Wisepill Web Server) whenever medication is taken.

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Early experiences using a real-time adherence monitoring device in HIV-positive patients in China PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 31 December 2013 13:35

China has a serious HIV epidemic, with close to one million people living with HIV. The CATS study, (China Adherence through Technology Study), is a collaboration between FHI360 and Boston University, is based in Nanning, China and is designed to increase understanding of interventions in helping injection drug users (IDU) who are HIV-positive to maintain a high ART adherence.

The study includes the assessment of the feasibility and acceptability of using real-time feedback and using a wireless technology approach to promote ART adherence and generating preliminary effectiveness data of real-time feedback on adherence. Dr Lora Sabin, associate Professor for the Center for Global Health and Development shared their results at a conference in Bangkok recently.

The study enrolled 120 ART patients from December 2012 to April 2013 for a 12 month trial. Prior to a 6-month antiretroviral (ART) adherence trial, researchers assessed patient acceptability and technical feasibility of Wisepill. Subjects were given a Wisepill device for one HIV medication; at three months and randomized for intervention (real time SMS reminders and Wisepill-informed counselling) vs. control. In the 3-month pre-intervention period, mean adherence was 98.1% (SD=3.5), as measured by self-report (VAS) and 93.8% (SD=9.7), measured by Wisepill (total doses taken).

According to the researchers, the study thus far concluded that the use of a real-time, web-linked ART adherence monitoring system is technically feasible in an urban Chinese clinic setting and that wireless technology shows promise for providing rapid adherence-support to maximize the benefits of HIV treatment and potential for adherence interventions in HIV-positive populations.

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Wisepill wins Department of Trade and Industry Technology Award PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 22 October 2011 06:38

Wisepill Technologies has won the DTI 2011 Technology Award in the catogory of small businesses.

The purpose of the dti Technology Awards is to raise awareness on the benefits of using technology to improve the competitiveness of enterprises. The awards recognise individuals and organisations that contributed towards technology development and innovation in South Africa. They are also aimed at inspiring and encouraging creativity and technological innovativeness amongst business people by rewarding those that make use of technology to advance their business.

Ricci Marshall, director and owner of Wisepill Technologies accepted the award on behalf of Wisepill: "We are very honored to receive this prestigious award from the DTI. Our focus has been on providing innovative products and service excellence in the field of medication adherence. It is gratifying to see our solutions being used more and more for personal adherence management as well as in clinical trials internationally." Read more at ... Support Programme for Industrial Innovation

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Wisepill DTI Technology Award PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 October 2011 16:34

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Adherence of pediatric patients to ART in rural Uganda PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 23 August 2013 13:03
Qualitative analysis of factors influencing adherence of pediatric patients to ART in rural Uganda

Sub-optimal antiretroviral adherence is a serious problem among people living with HIV (PLWH) that can lead to virologic rebound, resistance to medication regimens, and poor health outcomes. Emerging technologies allow for the detection of potential missed doses in real time as a possible point of intervention. Using these sensory technologies, this test of concept intervention trial was designed to target possible missed doses and initiate just-in-time self-regulation adherence counseling..... Read more

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How the Wisepill System works

Wisepill Technologies makes use of mobile phone and Internet technologies to provide real-time medication management. The Wisepill portable medication dispenser has a GSM communication chip at its heart. The dispenser provides an electronic heart-beat to a central management system (Wisepill Web Server) whenever medication is taken.

Patients register their prescriptions on the Wisepill Web Server. If they forget to take their medication at the prescribed time, a text message reminder is sent to their mobile phones. Patients and their caregivers are able to effectively manage medication adherence with access provided to online adherence reports and graphs. Weekly and monthly email reports can also be scheduled.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 December 2013 14:31
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