Thousands of patients are suffering from rare diseases worldwide, many of the patients suffer from severe diseases and are unable to visit hospitals and get clinic care. For such instances, wearable devices have been developed. These devices provide extended dosing benefits. On-body medical training devices make it possible for caregivers, relatives, and families to accept the drug delivery within 45 minutes at any time intervals. This makes it possible for the individual suffering from rare diseases to receive the injections while being at home.
These on-body medical training devices let the patients receive the medications at home. It also gives efficient results by providing an updated time dosed, an alternative to the daily syringe, auto-injector injections, and infusions. There has been a great increase in the popularity and need for such on-body devices. It provides the patients with much-needed comfort.
The working of the devices
These devices are attached to the patient’s body by adhesive, HCP, or by the patient. In the case of chemotherapy treatment, the device is attached to ensure the on-time of a given dose of medicine. It is set for the next day in the subcutaneous injection form.
The device sends feedback to the patient in a signal form, this is done in the time interval. The time interval would be between the time of attachment of the device to the patient’s body to the time of dosing. The feedback can be in a light or the form of a sound. When the time of the patient’s dosing approaches, the device would send a signal, indicating that the dosing is about to begin. It is as clear and precise as a doctor gives instructions and tells the patients about the same. The device would keep on sending the signal when the dosing is undergoing and then it will send a final signal indicating that the dosing is completed successfully.
Features of the device
On-body medical training devices have proved as a blessing for many families. Now, the patients can take the injection at home, avoiding the hassle of traveling and visiting a doctor. Families or patients just require good training to understand the working of the device and look into the signals. Once the patients get familiar with the application and the forms of signals, it is very easy to operate and have a check on the dosing. These auditory and visuals are regarded as smart features, these features are incorporated to provide a more accurate and robust experience.
Some of these features also provide LED signals that provide efficient operational stages to the user. The devices also function with smartphone apps and give live feedback to the patient and the relatives. The devices are capable of speed simulation, which in turn looks after customized drug delivery, replicating the volume and viscosity of the given drug. It stimulates auditory, haptic, and visuals and also sends the respective signals by LED light, clicks, and sounds. This is the most comforting way of treating the injections to the patients, suffering from rare diseases. Regular hospital visits are hectic and feel like a responsibility for the family members as well.