A necklace that checks the pills you take
March 16th, 2008

I’m sure you’ve already failed to take some pills ordered by your physician. In fact, one in three adults forgets to take their medicines, and for lots of different reasons. Now, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found a solution for this problem which costs billions of dollars each year to the U.S. alone. They’ve developed a sensor necklace to monitor how we take pills. Unlike former devices, this necklace ‘records the exact time and date when specially-designed pills are swallowed, and reminds the user if any doses are being missed.’ And it can help elderly people by wirelessly sending messages to their doctors. But read more…

Links: ZDNet, Primidi

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