Digital technologies that will bring better care to more people at lower cost. Mark Zdeblick, Ph.D. Co-Founder and CTO. Fujitsu Laboratories of America Technology Symposium 5 June 2013. Global Rise in Chronic Disease; Global Spread of Mobile Technology. Percent of People with Type 2 Diabetes.
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Mark Zdeblick, Ph.D.
Co-Founder and CTO
Fujitsu Laboratories of America Technology Symposium 5 June 2013
Percent of People with Type 2 Diabetes
Percent of People with Cell Phone Coverage
> 99% chance of sending a message within 20 minutes
Source: International Telecommunications Union 2010
A patient who takes pills at the same time everyday.
No adherence intervention needed.
Consistent daily dosing
A patient who skips pills some days and has inconsistent dosing time. Reminders or other interventions may be beneficial.
Inconsistent dosing - amount and time
Healthy Volunteer: Regular Sleep Pattern
Neuropsychiatric Patient: Disrupted Sleep Patterns
Thin-film layers activate and power the IES using stomach electrolytes
Modulates / pulses the current flow to encode information stored in it
Edible Skirt disk
Insulating edible material, enhances detected voltage by creating a larger “virtual dipole”
Communication through body tissue
Electric field is detected by a receiver worn on the patient’s skin