1 in 3 Americans suffer from a chronic illness that requires multiple meds and only 50% of patients take their meds as prescribed, resulting in $100 billion in avoidable hospitalizations. Furthermore, medication management is often an area of immense stress and anxiety for patients and their families.
TowerView created a simple, end to end medication management service that includes pre-filled med trays from a pharmacy that organizes all of the patient’s medications by dose and time for them.
Each weekly tray drops into a pillbox that can sense when patients miss a dose and sends text, phone, email, and/or on box light/sound reminders to patients and their families if they don’t take their meds on time. TowerView sells their service to insurance companies so patients receive it for free.
The Smithwise engineering team developed the full mechanical design, the peripheral light pipe, and integrated all electronics. Smithwise performed full DFMA (Design For Manufacturing and Assembly), assisted with sourcing activites, and guided the Towerview team through the manufacturing transfer process.
“Only 50% of patients take their meds as prescribed, resulting in $100 billion in avoidable hospitalizations.” –Hareesh Ganesan, COO of Towerview Healthcare