PharmRight Corporation, a health care technology company based in Charleston, SC, announced that it has begun delivering Livi devices to volunteers who will test and provide feedback on usability of the device and its related web and mobile applications. The company expects to deploy approximately 25 devices to usability test participants.
Bill Park, Chairman, President & CEO of PharmRight, said “We are excited to take this important step in the development of Livi. Our hardware and software teams have been testing these beta devices for several months. The feedback and input from our volunteer testers and their caregivers will be important as we make refinements and initiate commercial production this year with our contract manufacturing partner.”
PharmRight Corporation was formed in 2013 to produce devices and offer services that maximize medication adherence and allow patients to age in place. The company has developed Livi, an innovative, fully-automated home medication dispenser.
A new entrant to what is being called “The Internet of Things,” Livi is designed to simulate the supervision of an on-site caregiver by prompting the user to take the right medication at the right time, in the right quantity, with the right instructions under the Internet-enabled remote oversight of a caregiver or a team of caregivers.
Livi can store and dispense up to a 90-day supply of 15 different oral solid medications and supplements. A cloud application monitors and captures all user interactions with the device. Family members and professional caregivers can be alerted via text message or e-mail if a user misses a dose or requires a re-fill. Comprehensive medication adherence reports are available via computer and mobile devices.