Smart pill dispenser with wireless connectivity improves well-being, independence and peace of mind for patients, relatives and caregivers
Amsterdam, May 20, 2014 – Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces its Cinterion® M2M technology is providing wireless cellular connectivity for the next-generation of pill dispensers. Developed by MedMinder and wirelessly enabled by Gemalto, the advanced mHealth device for convenient patient use tracks medication intake, sends medical alerts, orders refills and improves prescription compliance. The new, innovative dispenser enhances communication between patients and caregivers, improving the overall well-being, independence and peace of mind for patients.
“The Gemalto Cinterion PHS8 module is the slimmest M2M module on the market, and ideally suited to MedMinder’s compact solution,” said Paul Kobos, Head of M2M Sales for Gemalto North America. “With an aging population and growing need for chronic care management, Gemalto M2M technology truly impacts patients’ day-to-day care while protecting data and can be seamlessly integrated into healthcare IT systems.”
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2013 annual revenues of €2.4 billion and more than 12,000 employees operating out of 85 offices and 25 research and software development centers, located in 44 countries.
We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. We develop secure embedded software and secure products which we design and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these products, the confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services made possible.
Our innovations enable our clients to offer trusted and convenient digital services to billions of individuals. Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to interact with the digital and wireless world.
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MedMinder provides technologies to enable seniors, the chronically ill, and those with disabilities to maintain their independence and avoid long-term care facilities and hospitalization. MedMinder medication management system includes cellular pill dispenser that records user activity the reports to the MedMinder back end system. Accordingly, MedMinder provides reminders to the users to take their pills on time and informs families and care managers if dosages are missed. MedMinder technology is proven to simplify medication management and improve medication adherence. For more information, visithttp://www.medminder.com/.