Yanko Design blog features an attractive new concept for a pill dispenser. With his device, the designer Steven Grech wants to improve patient compliance, by making medication taking a more regular and precise occurrence. Having multiple containers within each pill bottle, the system helps to take meds at proper times during the day. If not, the system would send an SMS message to the patient with a reminder.
From Yanko Design:
The device records when medication is taken, and shows the user the correct intervals programmed by the pharmacist. If not activated at the correct time, the device sends an alert to the users phone via text, or “SMS.” Once in the grip of the user, it opens easily by turning round, revealing the opening corresponding with the time of day. This way of opening is helpful to the elderly, as it eliminates hard-to-open caps. Each days replacement tube is labeled clearly with text and with Braille numbering.
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