Vaica Medical, which has developed a number of technologies to boost patient compliance, has launched a new product, Capsuled, a medication dispenser that uses visual and audio prompts to alert patients and update caregivers.
As reported in Israel21C:
Capuseled, which was launched this month, can include personal messages timed to encourage patients to take their meds, and educational videos showing what to do.
Capsuled is beginning clinical studies at one of the largest private hospital chains in Italy. The evaluation will also involve Telecare H24, a provider of telemedicine services. Three sets of patients will be part of the study: those with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Cardiac Heart Disease (CHD) and Diabetes Mellitus (DM).
Capsuled can hold different types of medications – it’s not just for pill dispensing. The Italian studies will use a variety of inhalers from several pharmaceutical brands, including AstraZeneca and Symbicort. The Capsuled dispenser can identify a specific medication’s ID and it tracks drug intake from the inhaler, time stamps, refills and adherence data.
Capsuled is “an improved solution, based on our validated FDA and CE approved technology,” Tomer Gofer, Vaica’s CEO, said in a news release.
Capsuled follows on from Vaica’s flagship product, the SmartMed medication dispenser, which uses visual and auditory alerts to remind patients to take a pill.