The ground-breaking Livi™, Porticos’ latest engineering challenge, revolutionizes patient care and prescription management by dispensing medicines as prescribed—ensuring accuracy and precision for patients with complex pharmaceutical needs. In August 2014, Porticos announced that a working prototype was ready; now, Porticos engineers have supported units through in-depth product manufacturing and market testing.
Porticos Brings Livi™ to Life
Thanks to the Porticos design and engineering solutions, medication delivery for at-risk patients will be more dependable, precise, and verifiable. Working in collaboration with Connected Development, a Porticos partner responsible for hardware and software development, Porticos engineers brought Livi™ to life—improving the health care process and patient outcome.
From the initial prototypes, Porticos engineers incorporated design changes and improvements to meet stringent testing and usability requirements. Through careful and experienced design work, Porticos engineers were able to minimize the impact of these changes on other device parts that were ready for production release.
In collaboration with John Popow from Qualitas Compliance, a Porticos partner that focuses on quality and regulatory compliance in the medical device industry, the team prepared the units for internal pre-scans and IEC 60601-1, -1-2 and -1-11 testing. Three Livi™ units are now undergoing the IEC tests in Atlanta.
Medication-dispensing everyone can count on
The brainchild of PharmRight Corporation, a health care technology company based in Charleston, SC, Livi™ sorts, counts, and dispenses dosages according to the doctor’s orders. Internet-enabled remote oversight prevents mistakes and allows caregivers to adjust and monitor dosages. The device syncs with cloud-based applications and reports, records, and reminds patients and health care teams about medication schedules.
Livi™ manages simple, customizable dosing for your convenience, combining high-performance engineering with genuine, caring professional support. Livi™ can dispense multiple medications for as long as three months, hassle-free. The device protects and serves patients and caregivers, providing peace of mind with accurate, precise, and reliable medication dispensing, all in the comfort of the patient’s home
Launched in Nashville at the 2014 LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo, Livi™ has garnered interest from retirement communities and other major players with an investment in health care.
Bill Park, PharmRight’s President and CEO, reports strong interest. The device is currently undergoing final usability testing and engineering reviews as well as FDA Class II Clearance. Delivery of units to customers is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2015.
About Porticos— Porticos, Inc. is a mechanical engineering and product development company located in Research Triangle Park, NC. Established in 2003, Porticos continues to produce innovative and effective solutions for its clients and the markets they serve. Porticos, Inc. provides mechanical design, analysis, research and development services to clients including Dell, Motorola, Raytheon, and many others. For more information on how Porticos does “product design for the way we’re designed,” please visit www.porticos.net.