Researchers use digital pill to study medication adherence


Publication Title
UMass Medical School
Publication/Creation Date
May 15 2017
Creators/Contributors
Edward Boyer (creator)
Media Type
Corporate Video
Persuasive Intent
Academic
Description
Imagine if your grandmother’s doctor could receive a notification about whether she has been taking her medication as prescribed, or on time. The concept is within reach. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are exploring how smart pill technology, also known as “ingestible sensors” can be used to help tackle the problem of medication adherence—when patients forget or choose not to take their prescribed medication, or take then incorrectly. Non-adherence can result in multiple health care problems, including unnecessary follow-up treatments, ER visits and even treatment failure.
HCI Platform
Ingestible
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Abdomen
Source
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWB95Mhe4PI

Date archived
May 15 2017
Last edited
November 26 2018
How to cite this entry
Edward Boyer. (May 15 2017). "Researchers use digital pill to study medication adherence". UMass Medical School. University Of Massachusetts. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/2019