Medication caps transmit reminders over wireless!

Posted: August 30, 2009 in Design, Medical, Medical Informatics, Technology
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“GlowCap, a product of Vitality out of Cambridge, MA, is a bottle cap that reminds patients to take their meds on a regular schedule.” – Michael, Medgadget

Now this is a neat gadget that is very very useful.The cap glows when it’s time to take your meds and even transmits data to your physician for monitoring and pharmacy for re-fill if needed. Oh, and apparently they didn’t leave out social networks out of the picture!

I wish we use bottles here in Kuwait at the government pharmacies and I wish we can get such product. It will save the sick a lot of headache and make sure people stick to their medication timings. This is especially important with antibiotics.

One thing to note is, privacy! I hope the developers of this great product have thought through the security and privacy of the information while in transmission.

Now that might be a cool gadget to be on someone’s wish-list 🙂

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