So Vincent gets to go to CTIA in beautiful LA, and I get to… um… yeah. Sit here and trawl the aggregator! Now this one might look like it’s from the Slashdong feed, but in fact it’s a collaboration between Bang & Olufsen Medical and AstraZeneca AB – called the Helping Hand, it stores medication and, via visual indicators, reminds patients to take a regular dose.
Scalable and adaptable for different pharmacology regimes, the Helping Hand concept also has Bluetooth to allow ongoing two-way communication between it and the prescribing doctor. Alternatives include a wireless transponder or, for situations where radio frequencies need to be minimised, a USB option.
So far it’s just for big pharmaceutical companies running managed trials, not for public sale.