Medication can be a helpful, if not vital, way to maintain your health. But you’re human. And it’s easy to miss a dose or to forget how many pills you’ve taken in a day, even if you have a pill organizer. This smart IoT pillbox offers a great solution. A pillbox that connects to your smartphone, this gadget sends you reminders and tracks your pills. You might never miss a dose again.
If you’re one of the millions of people who take pills every day for your health, you likely set an alarm on your phone as a reminder. The trouble with a smartphone alarm is that it isn’t connected to your pill bottle. So if you’re on you’re way out the door and your alarm goes off, you’ll probably turn off the alarm and make a mental note to take your medication later. But then you get a phone call and forget all about your pills. You don’t think about them again until four hours later. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. And a great way to finally get a handle on your pill schedule is the DEFI Smart IoT Pillbox.
Like most smart living gadgets, DEFI features a simple yet innovative design. Both the small (four slots) and large (eight slots) versions have curved edges that make them comfortable to hold and easy to stow in a purse, backpack, or computer bag. And, of course, since this pillbox connects to your smartphone and is equipped with IR sensors, it has way more capabilities than your grandmother’s multicompartment pillbox of yore. This box can remind you to take pills, track if you’ve taken a dose, monitor your family’s pill history, and much more.
The consumption alarm is a smart pill reminder
With this IoT pillbox, it’s unlikely that you’ll miss a dose. That’s because DEFI‘s consumption alarm connects to both the pillbox and your smartphone. When it’s time for your pills, both the pillbox and smartphone will beep to remind you. This is a handy feature, especially if you don’t remember where you last placed your pillbox. DEFI‘s alarms consist of a smartphone notification, sound & LED alerts, and vibration (in the large size). These features make it pretty unlikely that you’ll forget to take a pill. Best of all, once you’ve programmed an alarm, you can use it with or without a smartphone.
This connected pillbox helps you track your pills
Another great feature about this gadget is that it lets you track your pills and record them as taken, missed, or unknown on the app. This gives you a better understanding of your dosage history. And similarly, this connected pillbox sends you a notification if it has been accessed too often within a short period according to the usage history you’ve set. This feature helps prevent you from taking your medication too many times in one day. So all, in all, this pillbox is a pretty useful gadget.
IR sensors make this Bluetooth pillbox pretty clever
Each compartment of this IoT pillbox contains IR sensors that track the pills you place inside (except for soft capsule pills). These sensors remind you to take your medication and to refill compartments when they are empty, track pills you’ve already taken, remind you to call the pharmacy for a refill, and more. These are such useful features. DEFI makes taking your pills less of a guessing game, which has obvious benefits for your health. This gadget is an excellent example of how tech can help people overcome forgetfulness when taking medication.
This smart pillbox has a proximity alarm
You won’t have to worry about your phone and your pillbox becoming separated. That’s because this IoT pillbox has proximity and disconnected alarms. They go off when your smartphone and pillbox are over 33 ft (10 m) apart, keeping you aware that you may be leaving your pillbox behind.
Family monitoring allows you to track a family member’s history
Do you need to keep track of a family member’s or child’s pills? DEFI makes it easy. According to the company’s Kickstarter page, with proven access, you can log into your family’s account and monitor them. This way, you’ll always know if your loved one is taking his or her medication.
The long-lasting battery eliminates worry
DEFI charges via USB-C cable. A single charge powers the case for up to 30 days. That means you can use this IoT pillbox for an entire month without charging it. So with this smart pillbox, you won’t have one more thing to plug in and place on your nightstand before you go to bed. And less worry is sure to help you sleep better.
The DEFI Smart IoT Pillbox is an excellent gadget if you need to take medication or supplements every day. It reminds you both on your phone and on the pillbox. Furthermore, the IR sensors track your pill consumption and send you to refill reminders. It’s a smart, organized way to ensure that you’re taking the best possible care of your health. It also makes an excellent gift for someone you care about.
DEFI Smart IoT Pillbox costs $29, and you can preorder one on Kickstarter.