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”

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About Julia Manning

Julia Manning is a social pioneer, writer, campaigner and commentator. Formerly a clinical optometrist specialising in diabetes and visual impairment, she is the founder and Director of 2020health, an independent, social enterprise Think Tank whose aim is to Make Health Personal and Social. 2020health has through research, events and campaigning influenced opinion and action in fields as diverse as bioethics, alcohol, emerging technologies, fraud, education, consumer technology and vaccination. In 2014, 2020health were founding partners of the Health Tech and You Awards with Axa PPP and the Design Museum. Since 2016, 2020health has increasingly focused on digital health and public health in the community. Julia is a Fellow of the RSA and now also a part-time PhD student at the UCL Interaction Centre, studying the use of digital technology for stress management in the workplace. 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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