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Helpful Gadget For Medical Adherence

A new system, The Med Center, features a simple yet effective approach to medical adherence complete with a full month of pill stocking with days and dates, talking alarms and visual aids.

Prescription medicines are an important component of stroke recovery and health management, however a growing volume of research indicates a disturbing trend in non-compliance. Millions of stroke patients do not take their medicines correctly.  Some simply forget to take them, are confused about the proper dosage and timing, or lack the personal organization to carry out the daily task.

After noticing the problem of noncompliance with his father, Martin Cooper set out to create a talking system to remind individuals about their daily medications using the date of the month. His system emphasizes the "Date" rather than the "Day of the Week." The "Date" is located on each Pill Box and Pill Cavity, the visual display of the Clock as well as audibly during the alert messages. This repetition of the "Date" helps ensure proper medication compliance, even when the user is unsure whether it is Monday or Tuesday or which week in the month.

The MedCenter System can be found nationwide at many of the larger drug stores and pharmacies.

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"Growing up, my father would forget to take his necessary medication - which would result in him fainting and passing out. Coming up with a way to organize my parents’ medications and encourage their adherence was the true motivation behind creating the system."
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