By: Heather Mack, MobiHealthNews, May 2, 2017
Seattle, Washington-based Pillsy has officially launched its digital medication adherence and tracking tool, which consists of a smart pill bottle and companion app.
PillsyCap, as the product is known, uses Bluetooth to sense when the bottle is opened and closed, and syncs with the app to automatically tracks when a user takes their pills, reminds them when they forget a dose or warns if multiple dosages are taken too early, and allows for information sharing with family and loved ones. Along with tracking and reminders, Pillsy also employs a chatbot to check in with users on why they didn't take their pills in effort to pin down patterns and provide feedback to help them change their behavior.
Pillsy, which was founded in 2015, is an alumnus of San Francisco-based accelerators 500 Startups and HAX Accelerator. The company is one of the latest of many applying digital and mobile technology to address the widespread problem of medication non-adherence across the United States. Read more here.