GlowCaps fit popular prescription bottles available at Walgreens and other retail pharmacies. Inside the GlowCap is a wireless chip that enables four services. Collectively, the services help people stick with their prescription regimen.
1. Reminders Ramp from Subtle to Insistent
GlowCaps use light and sound to signal when it is time to take a pill. GlowCaps sense when the bottle is opened and wirelessly relay their status to Vitality’s secure network. If the bottle is not opened two hours after a scheduled dose, the user is automatically reminded with a telephone call that states: “It’s time to take the pill in your green GlowCap.”
2. Social Support
Each week, a report summarizing progress is e-mailed to the GlowCap user. If the user chooses, a family member, friend or care-giver may also receive the report.
3. Refill Coordination
GlowCaps can even call with refill reminders and connect the patient to their pharmacy as pills deplete.
4. Doctor Accountability
Each month GlowCaps mail you a printed report. The report may also be sent to your doctor.