A digital health solution for using and managing medications: wirelessly observed therapy

IEEE Pulse. Sep-Oct 2012;3(5):23-6. doi: 10.1109/MPUL.2012.2205777.


Taking oral medication on a prescribed schedule can be a nuisance, especially for elderly individuals and busy people with lots of things on their minds. Nonetheless, taking medication as prescribed is important for maintaining health and well-being. In cases where medication use is part of a clinical trial, taking prescribed medication is important to the entire investigation and outcome of the study, including the determination of whether a drug is effective and safe.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Directly Observed Therapy / instrumentation*
  • Directly Observed Therapy / methods*
  • Electronics, Medical / instrumentation*
  • Equipment Design
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Medication Adherence*
  • Middle Aged
  • Telemetry / instrumentation*