AceAge has developed a household device, named Karie, to help people take their medication properly, and a platform that records the data of when each person took their medication. These together will increase drug adherence, which in turn could improve health outcomes, and lower healthcare costs. AceAge and UofT have partnered to research and validate this technology as well facilitate translation, innovation and commercialization through collaboration with the Health Innovation Hub (H2I) program.
Karie incorporates the common multi-dose pouch packaging that pre-organizes medication, and uses the information on the packaging to automatically schedule when to dispense. As a result, Karie users don’t have to worry about how much medication to take and when to take it. It is similar to a completely automated alarm clock for your medication. Karie was designed to be simple, with a single load action, and single button, so anybody can use it. If medication is ever forgotten to be dispensed, then Karie can send a notification through our Andriod/iOS application to the family members or caregivers of their choosing.
“The potential of improving and tracking drug compliance and collecting real-time patient reported outcomes will be very beneficial for clinical trials. I look forward to collaborating with AceAge on research with the Karie device”. – Dr. Pascal Tyrrell*
Medicine is the primary tool to manage chronic conditions and diseases. Helping and tracking people taking their medication creates value for the entire healthcare ecosystem. The primary intention of Karie (AceAge) is to generate better health outcomes and increased quality of life leading to both a reduction in hospital & nursing home admissions, and enabling seniors to stay independent longer.
*Dr. Pascal Tyrrell, Director of Data Science in the Department of Medical Imaging (UofT) is the principal investigator validating Karie.
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