PILL USAGE CHRONOLOG AND REMINDER

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Amount:
$429,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1986
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
3182
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ata Corp.
1260 W. Bayaud Avenue, Denver, CO, 80223
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 James L. Wolf
 Principal Investigator
 (303) 722-7704
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
PATIENT COMPLIANCE AND THE RESULTING EFFECTIVENESS OF TREATMENT ARE MAJOR CONCERNS IN NEW DRUG STUDIES AND CLINICAL TRIALS AND WITH PROBLEM PATIENTS ON MEDICATION. WE WILL ESTABLISH THE FEASIBILITY OF AN INEXPENSIVE PILL DISPENSING, RECORDING AND REMINDING DEVICE. THIS DEVICE ULTIMATELY WILL BE A MINIATURE RECORDING, REMINDING MODULE WITH A DISPLAY AND AN ALARM AND A DISPOSABLE PILL DISPENSER CARTRIDGE WITH SENSING CIRCUITRY. THE ELECTRONIC RECORDING DEVICE WILL RECORD THE DATE AND TIME FOR EACH DISPENSED PILL TO BE LATER RECALLED BY COUPLING TO A MICROCOMPUTER INTERPRETER. A PRESCRIPTION REGIMEN MAY BE LOADED INTO THE DEVICE TO REMIND THE PATIENT THE NEXT TIME IT IS TO BE USED AND WHICH PILL TO TAKE. THE RECORDING DEVICE IS DETACHABLE FROM THE DISPENSER CARTRIDGES FOR REFILLS. THE ENTIRE DEVICE WITH SMALL PILLS WILL BE THE SIZE OF A CREDIT CARD CALCULATOR. THE CARTRIDGES WILL BE MANUFACTURED SIMILARLY TO COMMERCIALLY PACKAGED MEDICATIONS PLASTICALLY ENCAPSULATED WITH FOIL BACKING. CIRCUITRY WITHIN WILL SENSE THE DESTRUCTION THE MARKET FOR THIS DEVICE INCLUDES DRUG COMPANIES, RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS, CLINICS, HOSPITALS AND, EVENTUALLY, PHYSICIANS AND PATIENTS.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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