Why does asthma matter?
Asthma is the most common pediatric chronic disease and one of the leading causes of hospitalization. Nearly ten million children are affected by asthma. Worrisome for the whole family, asthma is also a pressing public health issue, costing the U.S. over $56 billion annually.
Inhaled maintenance medication (corticosteroids) can effectively control asthma symptoms. However, non-adherence to treatment can result in unnecessary exacerbations, repeating symptoms and visits to the ER.
50% of all asthma costs could be prevented if patients adhered to their prescription.
We understand what families and patients need to effectively manage asthma; Along with our team of engineers, designers and medical advisers, we aim to disrupt antiquated health care treatment paradigms.
We have developed a connected device and a simple software that empower patients as well as their caregivers to better manage asthma. GeckoCap’s glowing reminders helps to build healthy habits and motivates patients to take control over the disease.
With inhaler tracking, GeckoCap also makes managing asthma a collaborative effort, allowing patients and other stakeholders to monitor usage online on their phones, tablets or computers.
GeckoCap is a platform that use your smartphone technology, data analytics, social reinforcement, and gamification to improve asthma medication adherence
GeckoCap makes remembering to use your inhaler intuitive and fun, even in the absence of symptoms. Our cap can be easily applied to most inhalers and glows on schedule as a reminder. Every use is recorded and transmitted to the Gecko's secured cloud service where the data can be further analyzed. Patients are encouraged to self-manage their asthma through goals and rewards that are geared toward their specific challenges.
Parents for children with asthma gain peace of mind through a smart notification system on their mobile phones with access to discrete and longitudinal data. Geckocap is a software platform that can be applied to a broad range of diseases, medications, and behaviors.
How does the wireless solution work?
Our patent pending, ultra low-power technology allows us to make the GeckoCap affordable and convenient. There is no need to recharge, no cords, and no complicated setup. Our technology automatically and securely syncs with the cloud.
The GeckoCap works everywhere; when you are away, the data are stored on the cap. This means an inhaler with a GeckoCap can stay in the backpack or car and still works. Caps can sync everywhere, making GeckoCap an ideal solution even for patients who travel between multiple places.
How can GeckoCap improve public health?
We offer the GeckoCap system to epidemiologists and researchers to monitor asthma burden. Data are aggregated to protect individual patient privacy, and can be analyzed to determine sources of exacerbation and disease patterns. With this knowledge, policymakers can better design interventions to maximize public health and societal benefits.