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CES 2011: Pill bottles go 'smart'

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Jan 2011 23:58 User comments (11)

CES 2011: Pill bottles go 'smart' AT&T and Vitality have jointly announced at CES a new tech that will turn pill bottles 'smart,' with patients receiving daily reminders to take their medications.
The Vitality GlowCaps will use sound/light reminders to remind patients to take their pills.

Inside the cap is an embedded LED light which flashes orange when a user should be taking their drugs. If the cap is not removed within an hour, users will receive a phone call or text reminding them.

The embedded alarm also gradually gets louder after the one-hour mark.

Says Vitality (via LAT):

Each time the pill bottle is opened adherence data is recorded and securely relayed to Vitality over the AT&T wireless network. This daily adherence information is used to compile periodic progress reports that are sent to patients, caregivers and doctors, and family members.


The caps are available via Amazon and will cost $15 a month for the connectivity service plan via AT&T. Users can also wait and get their first GlowCap free if you wait for the rollout to brick-and-mortar pharmacies.

Check more here: http://www.vitality.net/

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11 user comments

16.1.2011 0:06

.....deer god to think a crazy conspiracy is true....this is scary

26.1.2011 0:55

this has got to be a joke...


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36.1.2011 1:56

What's next? Smart condoms?!? LOL.

46.1.2011 2:57

Originally posted by ivymike:
What's next? Smart condoms?!? LOL.
yeah they shock you when/if she orgasms.



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56.1.2011 5:45

Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by ivymike:
What's next? Smart condoms?!? LOL.
yeah they shock you when/if she orgasms.


Or rather it shocks you if you orgasm before she does. That's some incentive for you. Well, at least to go bare-back. :P

66.1.2011 11:34

Bet it has Netflix too!!!!



Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

76.1.2011 16:33

The picture says "Automatic refills" but we haven't invented teleportation yet... ;-)


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86.1.2011 16:38

Hey the general idea is good, lights and sound reminder? But seriously $15 a month for a device that needs to send and receive virtually no data? And its going to report me for opening my bottle when I shouldn't?! No thanks..


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96.1.2011 17:48

Originally posted by Pop_Smith:
The picture says "Automatic refills" but we haven't invented teleportation yet... ;-)
Or have we?

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106.1.2011 19:25

I'd much rather just have an alarm for it.

117.1.2011 2:45

remember is on att's network with the bad service they been having maybe its gonna forget to remind you.due to lost or drop of communications

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