Patients are trained on self-injection, which entails self-discipline in respecting their injection planning and carefully noting when the injection was made and what dosis was injected. Injection pens do not store such data, so it’s up to patients to be vigilent. This can become very constraining and even most assiduous patients might forget from time to time about their last injection’s time and dosis.
For doctors, the collection of reliable information is very difficult. As there is no platform available, they can only rely on information directly provided by their patients. But given the limited patient-doctor appointments and patient errors with injection, treatment follow-up and adaptation are not an easy task.
The Valtronic SmartCap fills this gap as it allows to transform an injection pen into a smart device.