There are several methods for measuring adherence but they have limits which compromise their use:
Patient’s interview tends to be subjective because patients do not easily admit to be slightly adherent
The evaluation of prescriptions, from continuous distribution and even counting the missing pills in the pack, do not provide reliable data about assumption
Electronic devices are useful and allow to identify adherence barrieres, but it is difficult to imagine them on a large scale because of too expensive costs
For this reason, Oiron devices are differentiated on the market either for their function related to compliance increasing or for their competitive pricing on market.
They are devices which allow direct measurement of the remote management (via bluetooth module- GSM/GPRS), adherence data of patients via customer service.