GlowCap, a product of Vitality out of Cambridge, MA, is a bottle cap that reminds patients to take their meds on a regular schedule. We covered the devices in the past (see flashbacks below), but now the firm has released a version of the GlowCaps that use a wireless microchip to communicate with a computer connected device to program the drug regiment.
The GlowCap™ is an Internet-connected medication adherence product that helps remind you to take your once-a-day medication or vitamin. It pulses orange when it is time to take your pills, then plays a melody to get your attention if you have not taken your medication within an hour.
The GlowCap comes with a wireless night light that plugs into a kitchen or bathroom outlet and glows a calm blue. The night light pulses orange when it is time to take your pill.
The GlowCap also includes a home health gateway that requires a broadband Internet connection.
To get started, fill up your GlowCap with your pills, plug in the night light in a visible outlet and plug in the home health gateway.
Each week you will receive an email progress report. Contact Vitality to set or change your dose time.
Company video introducing the GlowCaps:
Press release: Connecting Healthcare IT to the Home Intelligent Pill Caps Give Peace of Mind to People Caring for Loved Ones
Product page: GlowCap…
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Flashbacks: Glowing Caps Raise Compliance, Send Coupons ; Smarter Pill Bottle Caps
(hat tip: Gizmodo)