GlowCap, a product of Vitality out of Cambridge, MA, is a bottle cap that reminds patients to take their meds on a regular schedule. We covered the devices in the past (see flashbacks below), but now the firm has released a version of the GlowCaps that use a wireless microchip to communicate with a computer connected device to program the drug regiment.
The GlowCap™ is an Internet-connected medication adherence product that helps remind you to take your once-a-day medication or vitamin. It pulses orange when it is time to take your pills, then plays a melody to get your attention if you have not taken your medication within an hour.
The GlowCap comes with a wireless night light that plugs into a kitchen or bathroom outlet and glows a calm blue. The night light pulses orange when it is time to take your pill.
The GlowCap also includes a home health gateway that requires a broadband Internet connection.
To get started, fill up your GlowCap with your pills, plug in the night light in a visible outlet and plug in the home health gateway.
Each week you will receive an email progress report. Contact Vitality to set or change your dose time.