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Caretaker Pill Alarm
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There are by now numerous pill reminder devices, online and even in container. These tend to conentrate on the person that is supposed to take the pill.

At the same time, there are many cases where a caretaker should be notified that a pill is not being taken -- for instance by a mentally disabled patient.

While no one can guarantee -- yet -- that the pills are not being flushed down the toilet, this electronic container would notify the caretaker that it hasn't been used by the patient.

theircompetitor, Mar 29 2005

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       Jutta's idea, see list upper right called Electric Pillbox seems to be the same, I'll reread.   

       yeah, redundant
dentworth, Mar 29 2005

       jutta's idea seems to focus on making the container alarm, and it has been baked since.   

       I'm talking about something that, while additive and certainly not a far cry from hers, seems distinct, i.e. notifying the doctor that a schizophrenic has not taken his pill.
theircompetitor, Mar 29 2005

       tc, you could be more specific by changing 'caretaker' to doctor and have notification via whatever is the most recent wireless inovation. just a sug.
dentworth, Mar 29 2005

       //While no one can guarantee -- yet -- that the pills are not being flushed down the toilet// Put RFID tags in the pills, and a reader on the U-bend of the toilet.
TolpuddleSartre, Mar 29 2005

       It seems to me that the reader would scan a tag sooner or later if the pill WAS being taken.
normzone, Jun 21 2010

       if you're testing anyway why watch him take it?
Voice, Jun 24 2010

       Verifying compliance by a mentally disabled or mildly demented patient who simply forgets or doesn't understand is a different kettle of fish from enforcing it in a paranoid schiophrenic who actively cheats <link>
mouseposture, Jun 24 2010


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