SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pillsy, the first smart pill bottle and mobile app that helps users take control of their health and the health of others, has launched and is now available for purchase online. The first round of products are expected to ship in early summer 2017. Through the use of modern design, technology and a seamless user experience, Pillsy helps consumers remember and track their vitamins and medication.
Serial entrepreneurs Jeff LeBrun, Chuks Onwuneme, and Otto Sipe founded Pillsy in 2015 to make it easier for people to stay healthy while simultaneously simplifying the pill-taking process. Pillsy connects to your phone using Bluetooth 4.0 and senses when the bottle is opened and closed. This information is synced to your phone and provides intelligent reminders both via the bottle and your smartphone when a dose is forgotten.
Key features include:
- Automatic tracking: The Pillsy smart pill bottle automatically tracks when you take a dose.
- Intelligent reminders: Pillsy sends reminders when you forget doses. Choose from push notifications, text messages, and even automated phone calls.
- Double dose warnings: Pillsy can send alerts when you take multiple doses too quickly. You can also view your history over time.
- Smart snoozing: If you’re away from your pills you can snooze your reminders until you’re nearby.
- Family sharing: Use Pillsy to help care for a loved one. Choose to get notifications when they miss doses, or get weekly reports.
Although almost 70 percent of Americans have a prescription, about 50 percent of these people do not take their prescription medications as prescribed, a phenomenon known as medication non-adherence. Not only is non-adherence costly to consumers ($100 billion each year in excess hospitalizations1), but it also contributes to the loss of 125,000 lives each year.2 Pillsy helps to prevent these losses by streamlining the pill-taking process.
“Non-adherence is not only dangerous, but also expensive,” said LeBrun, who is Pillsy’s Chief Executive Officer. “Non-adherence is costing the healthcare system about $300 billion in wasteful spending each year; if we could solve this problem it would be enough to cover the healthcare costs of about 30 million Americans.”
Pillsy has launched sales exclusively on its website with a 50% off early bird discount lasting until the end of the day on May 5th.
Pillsy is the first smart pill bottle and mobile app that helps users take control of their health and care for loved ones. Pillsy was founded in 2015 by Jeff LeBrun, Chuks Onwuneme, and Otto Sipe to prevent medication non-adherence, an issue that costs consumers $100 billion each year in excess hospitalizations and leads to 125,000 unnecessary deaths each year. The diverse Pillsy team has worked on apps and Bluetooth-based products at Microsoft, Fitbit, Nokia, Jawbone and other startups. Pillsy is an alumni of the 500 Startups and HAX Accelerator programs in San Francisco.
1NEHI. 2011. Improving Patient Medication Adherence. Retrieved from http://www.nehi.net/bendthecurve/sup/documents/Medication_Adherence_Brief.pdf
2Business Health. 1998. The Price You Pay for the Drug Not Taken. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3234383/#B2