Eric Buffkin

Tech Tuesday – etectRx

Tech Tuesday with Eric Buffkin, CEO of etectRx, as he outlines the company's newest partnership with the Village in Gainesville to improve incontinence monitoring, elevate care for seniors, and alleviate pressure on staff.

Why Aren’t Digital Pills Taking Off?

In 2017, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) broke ground by approving the first drug with an embedded biosensor to track its use. The enthusiasm for digital approaches involving sensors, apps, and wearables that could transmit information across systems, commonly grouped under the term Internet of Things, also spread. Yet, despite the landmark FDA approval, digital pills have not exploded in pharma. Privacy and logistical concerns, especially while studying such applications for vulnerable populations, have lingered.