MedGUIDE is a digital platform that brings together informal caregivers, medical professionals, pharmacists and the patients themselves. The platform will collect information from the local care network (patient, family, informal caregivers), both through self-reporting and sensor data collection. The self-reports and sensors will report on physical activity, sleeping patterns, movement habits, nutrition and social interaction aspects and medication intake and adherence to the prescribed therapy. The combination of the ‘human perspective’ and the ‘sensor perspective’ will provide an up-to-date view of the state and needs of the elderly patients. Furthermore, MedGUIDE will use big data analysis to detect changes in patients’ routines, in order to minimise side effects of medication.


MedGUIDE is a European innovation project that provides an innovative approach to support seniors with dementia with their medication adherence through smart pill boxes and social networking. The project aims to help elders with mild cognitive impairments living at home by:

  1. Providing insight in the actual needs of elders with dementia (based on input from the patient, the network of informal caregivers, and contextual data from IoT devices);
  2. Provide insight in actual medication use, side effects and adherence;
  3. Provide support for improving the care and medication adherence through direct reminders and personalised road maps leveraging the network of informal caregivers.

Expected results and impact

The MedGUIDE product brings together all actors in the chain of health and pharmaceutical care interested in improving the care and well-being of people with dementia through better medication management. Considering that over 60% of people with dementia in Europe have trouble with over- and under treatment of dementia related medications, the target market of MedGUIDE is significant. The MedGUIDE business model targets professional care providers (e.g. pharmacy networks), who can use MedGUIDE to improve medication management and thereby better support their elderly patients. Furthermore, the consortium aims to also directly target health insurers, since the high-level efficiency gains can only be incentivised on a meta-level.


Partners involved in the MedGUIDE project

Organization Type Country Website
ConnectedCare Services BV SME The Netherlands
KARDE AS End User / SME Norway
Vigisense SA SME Switzerland
Hogeschool Utrecht R&D The Netherlands
Dutch Institute for Rational Use of Medicine End User The Netherlands
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca R&D Romania
Materia Group – AgeCare End User / SME Cyprus
  • Project name: MedGUIDE
  • Website:
  • Coordinator: Connectedcare Services b.v.
  • Duration: 30 months
  • Starting date: 01.02.2017
  • Total budget: € 2.039.024
  • Public contribution: € 1.289.710


dr. Martijn Vastenburg


T.: +31-6-2427 3446


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