Eric Dessertenne and Matthieu Hamon look at the importance of increasing the connectivity of drug delivery devices to improve patient compliance in the area of chronic disease management. Biocorp aims to use innovations such as Datapen™ and EasyLog™ to help create patient-centric, interconnected care, known as 4P medicine.
Chris Franzese and Marty Coyne discuss the vast potential that voice-activated technologies, such as Amazon’s Alexa, have in the healthcare market. Running through the challenges posed by data security and human factors, they go on to explain how the rewards voice-activation offers are well worth the effort, spanning the drug delivery experience.
Charlotte Harvey examines the opportunities and practicalities of using energy harvesting technologies in drug delivery devices. With a specific focus on enabling connectivity functionality, Ms Harvey runs through the various aspects of energy harvesting and offers insight on whether it is the right choice for a new device development.
Will Rosellini, Nexeon Medsystems, and Pierre-Francois D’Haese, Neurotargeting, discuss the neurotechnology market and how the Internet of Medical Things is creating exciting opportunities in the space. looking specifically at the collaboration centring Nexeon’s Deep Brain Stiumulation technology and Neurotargeting’s CrainialCloud.
Innovations in self-administered drug delivery systems are transitioning care out of hospitals and clinical settings into the home. To ensure patient compliance with treatment is maintained, an easy-to-use self-administration system can be key. Chris Henshall discusses the factors manufacturers should consider to ensure self-injected therapies meet patients’ needs and therefore improve patient outcomes.
William Cirillo and Christian Keller describe a simple add-on connected digital platform that can work with an existing delivery device. Digital health is an umbrella term that covers a lot of different applications of technology in the health industry. From wearable sensors and electronic health records to health apps, connected and digital solutions are becoming more accepted.