I wish I was at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), taking place in Las Vegas this week. They always have the coolest stuff, even though Apple never attends and those 3-D televisions still don't look like they are worth the price (feel free to disagree).

January 4, 2011

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At CES, A Little Technology For Patients

Nonetheless, I was excited to see a medical device at CES, particularly since the device, Vitality's GlowCaps, is an MDEA winner and we just featured its CEO, David Rose in MedTech Executive magazine.

AT&T and Vitality Inc. announced at CES that they have teamed up on a new technology to help patients take their medications regularly by sending reminder calls, weekly e-mail reports, and monthly updates to patients and caregivers.

The data generated by GlowCaps can also be used to automatically refill prescriptions. The product costs $15 a month with a connectivity service plan from Vitality.

—Heather Thompson

**Update: Check out another story from CES about tablet technology, which has been widely adopted by medical device designers (my personal physician started carrying her's around two years ago).

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