Digital adherence technologies
The ASCENT project will implement and evaluate three different types of digital adherence technologies that will be available in participating health care facilities at no additional cost to the person with TB. How to use the specific technology will be explained by the health care worker as part of the standard treatment initiation process.
1. Medication sleeve / labels
The person receives their TB medication in customized packaging. On a daily basis, users make a toll-free call or text a code to automatically log their daily dose.
2. Smart pill box
The person is provided with a specially-designed box to store their TB medication. Every time the person opens the box, the embedded device sends a signal and automatically notifies the health care worker of the logged daily dose.
3. Video supported treatment
During medication intake, the person records a video message using a customized app on their mobile phone. After completion, the video is sent to the health care worker for review.