The PillDrill is a new gadget that’s coming to market intended to help people take their medications on the prescribed schedule. It includes the PillDrill Hub, two weeks of pill strips, a dozen scanning tags, a matching app, and of course the “Mood Cube” for recording how you feel. You can either program a pill schedule using the app or online via a browser, but there’s also a nifty feature that automatically recognizes your schedule. Simply stick the tags onto the bottles with your meds and swipe them near the Hub every time you ingest those medications. After a while the PillDrill memorizes your pattern and begins issuing reminders if you fail to take the drugs at the right time.
You can either use your own bottles or use the supplied pill strips, depending on what you prefer. The strips have little containers inside which the drugs are placed and also come with integrated proximity tags that you swipe every time you access the pills.
To help keep family members updated on your overall well-being, simply swipe the Mood Cube across the PillDrill Hub with the emoticon that matches how you feel. The system shares this and any drugs not taken on schedule with those you allow access to the data via the PillDrill app.
Here’s a promo video introducing the PillDrill:
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(hat tip: Engadget)