Overview

Wisepill Technologies was established in 2007 to tackle the problem of medication nonadherence, in across countries of varied income levels. The company now markets several types and sizes of medication dispensers including “pocket sized” dispensers and larger products like the evriMED 1000. The evriMED smart pill box combines the functionality of a plastic medication box with a small-scale, battery-powered sensor and mobile data connection.

How it works

Patients store and organize their medications in the box and get reminders when they should take their next dose. When they open the box for daily medication intake, the sensor is activated and sends a digital record of medication intake in real-time to an online adherence platform using the built-in mobile data connection.

Scoring

evriMED1000 has been scored below according to it’s ability to serve the TB market for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) along Fit for Purpose and Technical Specifications metrics. Note that higher scores equate to a greater ability to serve the market. For example, if a product scores well in the Provider Burden subcategory, that means that the burden for the provider is low.

For full descriptions of the sub-categories, see the 2021 DAT Market Landscape.

Fit for Purpose

Provider Burden100%
100%
Patient Burden100%
100%
Reach100%
100%
Barriers to Entry100%
100%
Accuracy50%
50%
Evidence100%
100%

Technical Specifications

Range100%
100%
Electricity100%
100%
Dosing History100%
100%
Data Integration100%
100%
Portability100%
100%
Reminders100%
100%
Automatic Reporting50%
50%

Advantages

  • Does not require any kind of phone
  • Low patient and provider burden
  • Easily compatible with blister packs

Disadvantages

  • Not easily portable
  • Does not measure whether a patient has taken a dose, but rather whether the container has been accessed

Access

The evriMED1000 smart pill box can be procured via the Global Drug Facility. One evriMED smart pill box kit consists of the evriMED1000C module (including battery and USB charging cable), a plastic medication box and a bundled 36-months mobile network plan for global use. The evriMED1000C module can be re-used for multiple patients; the plastic medication box can be single use or reused if properly cleaned.

For more information, visit the Wisepill Technologies website.

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