Digital adherence technologies
The ASCENT project will implement and evaluate three different types of digital adherence technologies that will be available in participating health care facilities at no additional cost to the patient. How to use the specific technology will be explained by the health care worker as part of the standard patient treatment initiation process.
1. Medication sleeve / labels
The patient receives their TB medication in customized packaging. On a daily basis, patients make a toll-free call or text a code to automatically log their daily dose.
2. Smart pill box
The patient is provided with a specially-designed box to store their TB medication. Every time the patient opens the box, the embedded device sends a signal and automatically notifies the health care worker of the logged daily dose.
3. Video supported treatment
During medication intake, the patient records a video message using a customized app on their mobile phone. After completion, the video is sent to the health care worker for review.