From automated smart dispensers to talking bottle labels, here are 6 tools for remembering and managing your medication.
Thank you, Brianna Lewin, Assistive Technology (AT) Center Support Professional with Iowa’s AT Program, for collaborating on this post.
One: Talking Clock
Your Minder is a 6-alarm talking reminder clock that allows users to record their own messages. (“Good morning, Mom. Time to take your medication.”) Similar to the Reminder Rosie.
Hero sorts and dispenses pills, and is linked to an app that reminds users and alerts caregivers of missed doses. The unit holds a 30-day supply of medication and can order refills automatically. More programmable pill dispensers to consider.
Three: Pocket Pill Organizer
Azdent’s pocket organizer buckles securely closed yet has interior compartments that are easier to open for users with reduced dexterity. More low-tech pillboxes to consider.
Four: Vibrating Watch
The e-Pill Cadex VibraPlus Watch provides discrete tactile notifications to nudge the wearer up to 8 times a day. It does not require a smartphone. Choose between vibration and/or audio alarms. More vibrating alarm watches to consider.
MedCenter’s 31-day Pill Organizer with Reminder System features an alarm clock with up to four daily talking reminders (pre-recorded “take your pill”). Each calendar date box has pill compartments for morning, noon, evening and night.
Talking RX custom-records and plays back voice instructions for pill bottles. The device attaches to the base of a pharmacy bottle. Voice playback is 80 to 85 dB. More AT for managing medication with a visual impairment to consider.