Location: New Zealand
The Hailie device fits over inhalers and transmits usage data to a mobile app. It helps patients track when they have taken their medication and reminds them of missed doses.
The WHO reports that only 50% of people with chronic illnesses take their medications as prescribed. However, adhering to the treatment plan for those with asthma and COPD is important to reduce occurrences of severe exacerbations or the use of rescue inhalers.
Remembering to take medication can be a challenge, especially for kids and busy adults. The Hailie sensor is a smart device that fits over an inhaler and simplifies the tracking of inhaler use. The device pairs with the patients smartphone via Bluetooth and automatically logs any time the inhaler has been used. The app reminds users to take their medication if they miss a dose.
The Hailie app records medication usage over time which can be shared with the doctor to help with treatment adjustments as required. A study found that the use of Hailie reduced the use of rescue inhalers by children by 45%. When using Hailie for asthma management, a clinical trial discovered a reduction of severe exacerbations in adults by 60%.