When I learned about SenseAware powered by FedEx I thought it was about time! Instantly I thought about my son’s medications that we have had over the years that have required special shipping. The one very expensive (thousands of dollars) med needed to be kept within a room temperature range – no extreme hot or cold. Unfortunately, we are required to use Medco for long-term prescriptions and they suck at getting things like this right. The info was right on the package and on the manufacturer’s website and I could not get Medco to understand this. They ruined several shipments – which means ultimately my insurance costs go up. What they really needed was something like SenseAware where they could make sure the temperature was maintained at the proper range throughout the journey from their facility to my home. Along with temperature you can also get near real-time access to current location, exposure to light, humidity, barometric pressure, and more. While not everything people ship needs this attention to detail, there are some things that need this kid-glove experience for the best possible result. The user tools on the website for SenseAware are amazing – you can see a visual map of where your package is and indicators or look at a text based layout with all the parameters. It really is impressive and I would feel so much safer if our pharmacy-by-mail would use a service like this for super-sensitive medications.
Right now the Ohio CycleWorks Team is in the Race Across America 2012 and they are using the SenseAware on their journey. They are participating to raise money for the Akron Children’s Hospital and along the way they are giving us all a real-life demo of how the SenseAware system works. Follow along on their blog to see all of the data of where they are, the temperatures, humidity, and so much more. It is really very interesting I think. They are on a 3,000 mile journey and you can see where they are all the time. I really feel sorry for them with this heat wave the country is having right now too!
This is a very cool way for SenseAware powered by FedEx to show their product in action while helping out a good cause all at the same time. I plan on writing a letter to my pharmacy about SenseAware and hope they will consider using it.
What do you think about SenseAware?
DISCLOSURE: I received compensation from FedEx for covering the use of SenseAware® technology during the 2012 Race Across America. My ideas and opinions relayed in this blog post and any related Twitter discussions are the my own and are not provided by FedEx or its affiliates and subsidiaries. This campaign was via Mom Central Consulting.
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