"This patent is the culmination of a truly fascinating combination of patient stories, clinical experiences, and the brilliant creativity of technologists like Ziv Schneider," said Tim Fitzpatrick, CEO at IKONA. "Its one thing to have a compelling idea or minimum viable product in front of you and a handful of early users, but a patent means we have a viable path towards solving a problem faced by countless patients every single day."
The idea for the Pill Planner was born several years ago while Hillary Bekelis, a nurse practitioner on IKONA's clinical education team, was working with kidney and liver transplant patients. Her patients and their families were struggling to manage their medications.
"This is how the idea started to develop: for patients to have an app that showed them exactly how to fill their pill boxes to help avoid medication errors and relieve stress for the patients and caregivers," said Hillary Bekelis. "This patent is an exciting opportunity to develop a tool that can help patients transition back to their homes, avoid costly medical errors, and save time."
Using a unique combination of computer vision, machine learning and biometric authentication, the Pill Planner application will restore confidence in one of the most historically challenging transitions for patients to navigate. It is because of our novel approaches to massive pain points in healthcare that we have been able to forge meaningful partnerships and join industry-leading programs like NVIDIA's AI Inception Program that will help propel us forward, improve our core offerings, and ultimately, to reach more patients.
IKONA has been awarded a patent for invention number 10,558,878 for its Pill Planner application, which was designed to help patients manage multiple medications by using augmented reality (AR) to guide the placement of pills into a patient's pill box.
New York, NY (Jan 18, 2022) — IKONA has been selected to The Elite 200, the acclaimed list of semifinalists...