Electronic Medication Reminder Device Found Effective

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 09-22-2005
In a study from Johns Hopkins, a pocket-size device giving electronic-voice reminders to "take your medicine" proved to be a success for people living with HIV whose memory is slightly impaired by the virus.

The investigators report that the device, dubbed "Jerry" by most users, is a portable gadget programmed to ease the task of taking medicines in multiple doses every day on time. HIV-infected patients, particularly those suffering from mild memory loss from the disease, benefit highly from Jerry's friendly reminders, according to a study published in the Sept. 15 issue of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Read the full story at the Johns Hopkins University site