CuePath Innovation, a 2016 BCIC-New Ventures Competition Top 10 Finalist, has been featured on Global News. In the interview, the media broadcasting company spoke to Victor Lesau, CuePath Co-founder, Tarlan Mazarei, a Vancouver pharmacist, and Mike Alleyne, a caregiver.
In the interview, Victor says that his idea for the startup began with his grandmother.
“She has multiple chronic conditions and for her, managing that is really tough,” Lesau said. “We started looking for some solutions that could help her manage that, so she could take medications at the right time and looks like everything on the market was too much tech for the seniors, too complex to learn and really hard to manage for the family.”
Lesau’s dilemma is also one pharmacists across Canada struggle with.
“Some studies have shown up to 50 per cent of the Canadian population don’t take their medications as prescribed,” Tarlan Mazarei, a pharmacist at Wellness Pharmacy in Vancouver. When Mazarei and her team learned of a solution developed by Lesau and his colleagues, they were eager to test it out.
The solution is called CuePath – a made-in-BC smart pill pack. It’s like a typical blister pack but with sensors on the back similar to the anti-theft types found in retail stores. When a pill is or isn’t popped, it sends a signal, alerting family through an app that their loved one either took the wrong dose or missed one.
Mike Alleyne, a caregiver for an ageing loved one, says the technology has been a game-changer for his family.
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