Improving Medication Adherence
People all over the world are liable to forget to take their medication on a daily basis. SIMpill is a "smart" pill box that sends an electronic notification to cell towers when a patient opens the bottle to take a pill. If the patient forgets to open the bottle, then the system alerts the patient and the caregivers with a phone reminder. This technology has been tested in Africa and according to the manufacturer has shown dramatic improvements, with adherence rates at 94% among patients with tuberculosis. Similar devices that also being used in clinical research trials worldwide.