The medication adhererence technologies was conceptualised and developed to address the issue of medication adherence in various patient populations, including individuals with Tuberculosis (TB), Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and the elderly with chronic conditions. The suite consists of an integrated network of hardware and software innovations supported by an intelligent backend system.
The lack of medication adherence for patients with chronic health conditions is observed as a primary cause of avoidable disease progression, lower quality of life and increased mortality rates. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that medication adherence among chronically ill patients averages only 50%, with rates being even lower in developing countries. In addition, forgetfulness, lack of tangible care and minimal social support have been cited as reasons for poor medication adherence. Non-adherence is one of the most crucial problems in the healthcare industry, posing a strong financial impact on the global population.