Clever electronic cap tracks your medication


By Australian Hospital + Healthcare Bulletin Staff
Tuesday, 16 May, 2017


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Pillsy is an ordinary-looking pill bottle with a smart electronic cap, enabling users of medication to have dosage information sent directly to an iOS/Android app on their smartphones.

Users start by transferring their medication or vitamins to the Pillsy bottle, then use the app to input the dosing schedule. From there, the Pillsy cap will flash and beep when it’s time to take a pill. Additionally, it will warn the user if they accidentally try to take an extra dose.

If the user misses a dose, a reminder will be sent to their phone in their choice of a lockscreen notification, text message or voice message. Should they not be near their pills at the time, the user can instruct the app to remind them when they get back within Bluetooth range of the bottle.

The cap automatically tracks how many pills have been taken and on what days, without requiring the app to be opened. Users can also check their medication history using the app. The app will additionally let them know if a loved one located elsewhere has missed a dose, assuming that person is also using a Pillsy bottle.

The device is powered by a coin cell battery and is available in two versions: a medication bottle with a childproof cap and a vitamin bottle with a screw cap. It will begin shipping to customers on 30 May.

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