Keeping up with when to take different medicines can be a chore, especially if you need to take something at the same time everyday.
Enter MediSafe, a virtual pillbox that can remind you to take medicines at the right time. If you’re responsible for someone -– for instance a child or elderly parent -– then you can also track their medications.
The app launched just a few months ago, and reports that users are taking pills on time 81% of the time. That’s 31% higher than the World Health Organization’s estimated average medication adherence rate of 50%.
Part of its success comes in its reminder functionality, but accountability plays a huge role as well.
If your spouse, for instance, forgets to take his heart medication, then MediSafe might alert you on your phone to give him a gentle nudge to do so. Couples can ensure that birth control is taken at the correct time, and kids can stay on top of whether or not an elderly parent is taking important medicines when they're supposed to.
Pills can be added to your virtual box by scanning the barcode on their packaging, and an easy-to-use visual interface lets you see at a glance what you need to take each day and when, with a visual reminder of what you’ve already taken and what you still need to take.