Google’s new suite of Android Wear smartwatches just announced WLSA member MediSafe as its first mobile health app. The MediSafe app gives users the ability to automatically receive two-way sync medication reminders and has the ability to record medication doses. The MediSafe medication management solution will remind users via their smartwatch when it is time to take scheduled doses. Users can then record taking doses by both rotating their wrists left-to-write or swiping on their reminder and tapping once to confirm.
MediSafe is also working to create partnerships with other sensor-based wearables, which would allow it to integrate health statistics (such as users’ blood glucose levels, steps taken each day, and sleep patterns) with its own data about when users reported taking their medications. With this data all in one place, MediSafe believes physicians will receive a more comprehensive understanding of their patients’ lives, allowing them to make more informed decisions about patient care.
MediSafe has been downloaded in the iTunes App Store and Google Play over 700,000 times and reminded users to take more than 35 million doses, leading to an average medication adherence rate of 86% compared to the 50% adherence rate for the general population.