|[July 08, 2014]
MediSafe Expands into Wearables During Google's I/O Developer Conference; Releases 1st Medication Management App for Android Wear Smartwatches
HAIFA, Israel --(Business Wire)--
At Google's (News - Alert) I/O Developer Conference last month, MediSafe (www.medisafeproject.com)
expanded its leading medication management platform to include
wearables, becoming the first mobile health app on Google's
just-announced suite of Android Wear smartwatches.
Users wearing either the LG Android Wear, Samsung (News - Alert) Gear Live or Moto 360
smartwatches, who also have the MediSafe medication management solution
installed on their Android smartphone or tablet, will automatically have
a MediSafe "wearable app" loaded on their Android (News - Alert) Wear and begin
receiving medication reminders on their smartwatch when it's time to
take scheduled doses. They have a choice to record taking doses two
"Shake to Take" - Users simply
rotate their wrists left-to-right
Swipe and Tap - Users swipe-left
on their reminder and tap once to confirm
In either scenario, the data is seamlessly transferred to the MediSafe
app on their smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth, where it becomes
part of their full medication adherence file they can export and email
securely to their personal healthcare providers in between office visits.
"Android Wear brings MediSafe one step closer to patients - something
central to our mission of connecting patients and healthcare providers
for constant, two-way communication around medication management," said
MediSafe CEO Omri 'Bob' Shor. "We're thrilled to be the first wearable
medication management solution, and very grateful to Google for the
opportunity to expand our platform to Android Wear, allowing us to
further improve patients' health outcomes."
MediSafe also welcomes partnerships with sensor-based wearables, which
would allow it to incorporate vital health statistic, like users' blood
glucose levels, steps taken per day and sleep patterns, with its own
data for when users took their medications, plus users' reported
feelings - to give physicians a more complete picture of patients'
lives. With this data all in one place, physicians gain the ability to
make more informed decisions about patients.
Today's Android Wear integration broadens MediSafe's existing platform,
which includes branded versions for hospitals, electronic medical/health
records systems (EMR, EHR) and HMOs that send patients medication
reminders via the web or SMS - in addition to its flagship mobile app,
which was first to sync medication reminders among families' and
caregivers' mobile devices.
MediSafe's one-of-a-kind 'virtual pillbox' user interface has made it
both the top-rated and most-downloaded medication management tool in
Google Play and iTunes. Earlier this month, MediSafe won the prestigious
Qualcomm Ventures (News - Alert) QPrize 2014 over 1,200 international startups,
receiving an investment prize of $250,000. By winning the competition,
MediSafe joined an investment portfolio that includes other wearable,
connected health & fitness leaders.
MediSafe has been downloaded for free in Google
Play and the iTunes
App Store over 700,000 times, reminded users to take over 35 million
doses, and been viewed by users over 60 million times. Its users have an
average medication adherence rate of 86%, compared to the 50% average
adherence figure for the general population cited by both the World
Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
MediSafe is the leading medication management platform - connecting
patients and health providers to improve health outcomes and better
understand how people take medication. Inspired by the accidental
insulin overdose of its co-founders' father, MediSafe's intuitive,
singularly designed mobile app - now the most downloaded and highest
rated in its category - was first to sync medication reminders between
devices of families and caregivers. The MediSafe platform now includes
web and SMS sync via branded solutions with pharmaceutical companies,
HMOs, pharmacies, electronic medical/health records companies (EMR, EHR)
and more. MediSafe also aggregates anonymous patient behavior data for
pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, serving as a bridge between
patients and health providers, improving health outcomes while
benefiting all stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem. MediSafe's
App can be downloaded from both Google
Play and iTunes.
For more information, visit www.MediSafeProject.com.
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