Rex-The Talking Bottle, the product of MedivoxRx Technologies, Inc., is designed to improve patient compliance with their drug regiments:
People with significant health problems are often taking four or more prescription drugs at the same time, each with a different prescribed dosage, quantity or frequency. When a person cannot read or understand the label on a medication bottle, usage mistakes occur. The results of such errors can range from adverse reactions that are simply uncomfortable to untimely death.
There are two ways to record Rex:
The first is that a pharmacist types in the label information, including name of the medication, prescribed dosage, how to take it, potential side effects, etc, and Rex is simultaneously loaded with the information while the label is being printed.
The second way is that people can purchase a Rex Starter Kit for personal use, which includes a special recorder, so patients can verbally record the information themselves. Rex is then ready to communicate its contents – at home, in the car, at a restaurant, in an airplane, anywhere at all!
When it’s time to take one or more pills, the consumer simply presses a built-in button at the bottom of each “talking” container to hear the message and locate the desired medication and instructions for use. The voice labeling system in “Rex” accepts all spoken languages making this a multilingual product as well.