The first affordable and easy-to-use IoT system that tracks pill intake with printed circuits technology


Project Description

SIGUEMED is an IoT eHealth user friendly solution that helps poly-medicated chronic patients to enhance their medical adherence by monitoring and tracking their real pill intake in real-time basis. It provides the first cost-effective and convenient solution to an unsolved world-wide problem of massive economic and societal impact: the non-adherence to medication of chronic poly-medicated patients.

Low medical adherence represents a heavy burden for the EU28 in terms of:

  • Costs: extra medical treatment that needs to be given and to additional hospitalisations.
  • Premature deaths that could be avoided with correct adherence to medication.

Currently, there are several solutions that attempt to increase medication adherence, but none of them reaches a sufficient market penetration because they are not useful enough or do not fully meet user demands.

SIGUEMED can bridge the gap. Its main advantages are:

  1. Real-time registration of if and when pills intake took place.
  2. Affordable.
  3. User-friendly for digital immigrants.
  4. Piece of mind for patient’s relatives and pharmacists.
  5. A personalised report of the patient’s medication adherence.

The business model is a network of associated pharmacies, which will be clients and at the same time help shape the network of authorized distributors. Pharmacies will sale and provide SIGUEMED’s associate services to poly-medicated patients, which are the end-users. After five years, expectations are that SIGUEMED will have built a network of more than 10,000 pharmacies in 5 different EU countries and have reached more than 350,000 patients through them.

SIGUEMED obtained funds before through the ACTTiVAte Project. This webpage has an entry about it: click here to see it.

Project Details

  • Programme: SME Instrument Phase 1
  • Call: H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
  • Reference number: 877113
  • Consortium: 1 company from 1 country
  • Starting date: 01/08/2019
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Link: Cordis