Forget your meds? Try an Internet pillbox

It keeps track of your drugs so you don't have to

Medgadget

Due to a combination of aging and parental amnesia, we've often noted our appreciation for anything that improves our failing memory . (At least, we think we have.) So even though this device may have been intended mostly for the elderly--we're not there yet, thank you very much--it's something that just about anyone could use.

"MedSignals" is a pill container that automatically keeps track of when you take your medication, beeping when it's time for a dose and making note of each time a lid is opened to avoid duplication, according to Medgadget. The portable device's cradle is even programmed to dial a toll-free number daily to get updated dosage instructions if necessary.

Lifetechniques, the company that makes MedSignals, has already had good results with a previous product--a digital cigarette case designed to cut smokers' consumption. If it can accomplish that, it's got good reason to be confident.

 

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