Pillbox Grows According to the Number of Pills You Take
The connected Pillbox features full synchronization with a cloud-based platform that puts your prescriptions in hands of professionals
The dr Poket PillBox is a modular device that can be extended or shrunk depending on the number of medications you and your family takes. The design is reminiscent of a mothership with replaceable pill dispensers docking on the sides.
The pictures show PillBox is bigger than regular meds dispensers. It features a single screen, control panel and a braille indicator for the visually impaired. To the sides are modules where the pills are kept and dispensed one-by-one. If a person takes three pills a day, each module will take care of a pill so you only get what you need and at the perfect time. Visual and sound notifications on the device beg to be noticed.
But the system shines with the dr Poket platform, an all-encompassing cloud-based service that manages and monitors intake for patients, their family and even doctors.
Every time a patient gets a new prescription, the medicine name is scanned using the barcode and dosage instructions are keyed in. Using a drug database, the dr Poket app will inform the patient about the drug’s possible interaction with alcohol, pregnancy warnings or interaction with other drugs on the program.
For monitoring, loved ones can remotely monitor the patient’s compliance and get alarms if they miss a dose.
But possibly the most crucial feature is the ability of medical practioners, including doctors or clinics, to monitor patient compliance and enable them to make informed decisions for the course of treatment. Through the hardware, doctors have access to accurate info. Because the platform is cloud-based and continuous, patients can develop their own medication history which they can independently provide to new doctors.
The startup behind dr Poket hail from Gdansk, Poland. They have built apps for iTunes, Android and Windows that check medicine for breastfeeding, alcohol and driving hazards and now they’ve turned to Kickstarter to fund the development of the hardware and the platform. A PillBox with three modules cost $199 from the Kickstarter, a $200 discount from the retail price. Although the startup already has the dispensing mechanism figured out, there is still a lot to do.
Shipping is scheduled for July next year.