Brooklyn Startup Revolutionizes Medicine Management

HERO, A Smart Home Appliance For You and Your Loved Ones

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HERO,
a Brooklyn-based health technology company, debuts the HERO
smart appliance,
the world’s first household companion for managing
vitamins and medicines. HERO is now available for pre-order at an early
bird price of $399 at herohealth.com.
HERO is built in Brooklyn and expected to ship in early Summer 2016.

HERO is a smart countertop appliance that lives in your home, manages
your family’s pills, and provides you with actionable insights to keep
everyone on track. It stores up to 10 different pills, dispenses them on
schedule or on demand, and monitors consumption. HERO enables users to
care for themselves and their families by making health management
seamless and simple.

“Rising costs and an increasingly complicated system have clouded the
simplicity of healthcare’s goal: to help people live longer, healthier
lives,” says Kut Akdogan, co-founder of HERO. “We created HERO to make
it easier and more intuitive to care for ourselves and our loved ones.
The user’s experience and well-being is our first priority.”

The HERO mobile app allows users to receive reminder notifications when
it’s time take a pill, and offers caregivers peace-of-mind by alerting
them when a dose is missed. The HERO app provides real-time medication
information and actionable data to help users stay on track. The app is
now available on iOS and Android.

“Medication non-adherence in the United States currently costs over $300
billion dollars annually,” says Kal Vepuri, co-founder of HERO. “HERO
transforms an extremely convoluted method of pill consumption and
management into a simple, accessible and personal experience that’s also
enjoyable for the patient or caregiver.”

Pre-orders for HERO begin today at an early bird special of $399 USD.
Special pricing includes the HERO smart appliance and a free 3 month
trial of HERO’s enhanced online portal. Additional units will be made
available at the anticipated retail price of $999 USD. HERO ships in
early Summer 2016.

For more information and to pre-order HERO, please visit herohealth.com.
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ABOUT HERO
HERO is a health technology company based in
Brooklyn, NY with a mission to reimagine the way you stay healthy
through cutting edge technology, meaningful data, and engaged
communities. It’s flagship product, HERO, is the world’s first household
companion for managing vitamins and medicines. The HERO smart appliance
stores up to 10 different pills, dispenses them on schedule, and
monitors consumption. Users receive reminder notifications when it’s
time to take a dose, and caregivers can receive alerts when doses are
missed. The HERO app provides real-time medication information and
actionable data to help users stay on track. HERO enables users to care
for themselves and their families by making health management seamless
and simple. For more information about HERO, visit herohealth.com
or follow HERO on Facebook,
Twitter
and Instagram.

Contacts

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Keegan Shoutz, 612-333-1723