HT&Y The Challenge Award Shortlist: Mevia

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Mevia helps patients take the right medication dose at the right time. Through our innovative solution of printed traces electronics and IT system that can be adapted to any primary pharmaceutical packaging we can detect when a pill or dose is taken in real time and communicate instantly with the patient doctor care-giver or relative in any form of communication that they prefer be that SMS, email, phone calls, or push notifications in a mobile app. Through this we are able to help and empower individuals to take their medications and follow their treatments.

Mevia is adaptable to any primary package of pill dispensers so it can be used in many countries.

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Judges Comments:

“Something completely different that isn’t on the market anywhere in the UK”

“Can be used by everyone to monitor their prescription in-take and acts as a good reminder reaching people on multiple communication platforms”

“Has an adaptable feature so can be used in other countries and for different pill types”

About Julia Manning

Julia is a social pioneer, writer and campaigner. She studied visual science at City University and became a member of the College of Optometrists in 1991, later specialising in visual impairment and diabetes. During her career in optometry, she lectured at City University, was a visiting clinician at the Royal Free Hospital and worked with Primary Care Trusts. She ran a domiciliary practice across south London and was a Director of the UK Institute of Optometry. Julia formed 20/20Health in 2006. Becoming an expert in digital health solutions, she led on the NHS–USA Veterans’ Health Digital Health Exchange Programme and was co-founder of the Health Tech and You Awards with Axa PPP and the Design Museum. Her research interests are now in harnessing digital to improve personal health, and she is a PhD candidate in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) at UCL. She is also dedicated to creating a sustainable Whole School Wellbeing Community model for schools that builds relationships, discovers assets and develops life skills. She is a member of the Royal Society of Medicine’s Digital Health Council. Julia has shared 2020health's research widely in the media (BBC News, ITV, Channel 5 News, BBC 1′s The Big Questions & Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Radio 4 Today, PM and Woman's Hour, LBC) and has taken part in debates and contributed to BBC’s Newsnight, Panorama, You and Yours and ITV’s The Week.
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