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Vitality Glowcap Patients’ non-adherence to their medical therapies—not taking their drugs as prescribed—is a well recognized issue in health care, resulting in billions of dollars in excess medical costs due to unnecessary hospital admissions and ER visits. Vitality Glowcap is a medication adherence solution, powered by AT&T 3G connectivity, that consists of a universal pill-bottle-cap and hub system. The pill bottle cap “glows” to remind patients to take their medications.

Remote Care Monitoring Ensuring appropriate post-operative care to discharged patients is critical to preventing unnecessary readmits. AT&T will provide 3G connectivity to the MedApps solution suite—a solution that allows for low-cost and effective wireless remote monitoring of patients in their homes.

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Smart Slippers Falls are all too common among the elderly. Inspired by video game applications, Smart Slippers feature 3-axis accelerometers and pressure sensors that collect, analyze and send motion information that can warn the patient, relatives, and the health care provider of unstable walking patterns and falls and even notify emergency services, depending on the severity of the fall.

ZigBee-enabled Smartphones You’re out for a jog, when you begin to feel chest pain. You stop to call for help, but it’s already on its way thanks to a finger-cap sensor that’s plugged into your smartphone, relaying the changes of your heart’s condition to family members and your doctor. ZigBee wireless technology will one day enable just that, transforming smart mobile devices into remote health monitors that send bits of data, like heart rate or glucose readings, to a physician using less battery power than other technologies, such as Bluetooth.

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