Sensor Technology Aims to Improve Medication Adherence

March 16, 2018

Sensors and devices being developed by nGageIT Digital Health Solutions can track patient use of oral solid-dosage or injectable drugs.

Article updated Sept. 5, 2019

Nano-enabled technology and sensor platforms from nGageIT Digital Health Solutions will allow verification that medications are ingested correctly, and on schedule, using a smart phone, said the company in a March 2018 press release. Technologies include a nanoparticle that can be added to oral solid-dosage drug coatings.

The sensor technologies monitor when patients take either oral medications. These data are automatically uploaded to the cloud through the patient’s smart phone and can be tracked in real-time by healthcare providers and in clinical trials, which will lead to better compliance with medical advice and medical device use. Patients can automate complex dosing schedules, and physicians can use medication usage data to precisely customize therapy.

The company’s NanoSmart oral encoding platform includes encoding particles and the NanoSmart Biosensor. The biosensor detects digitally encoded nanoparticles from the patient’s breath using a detection device called the Noz. The NanoSmart encoding particles can be integrated into current oral dosage coatings.

Source: nGageIT Digital Health Solutions