Pill Pal

A smart pill box and app designed for Jocelyn Pahang, a breast cancer patient who needs help remembering to take her pills. These devices are designed to simplify her pill intake experience while keeping her engaged and accountable to her health. 

 

COMPLETED
Winter 2017

COURSE 
Design Methods

PROFESSOR
Audrey Desjardins

 

 

ROLES
Researcher
Storyboard Artist
Animator

TEAM
Elleyce Pahang
Erica Lee
Hannah Mei

 

RESEARCH

Entering in your pill schedule can be confusing and tedious, especially when you have to take multiple medications. We discovered at the hospital where Jocelyn works, patients wore scannable wristbands with their medicinal needs. This successfully decreased the margin of error in dosages patients received from nurses.

APP PROTOTYPE

And so, we took that concept to Pill Pall in reworking how people receive their medication. Pill bottles would come with a barcode that users can scan with the Pill Pal app, which automatically logs their pill intake schedule. When and how pills are taken can get complicated as some are taken on an empty stomach or must be taken with food. 

PHYSICAL PROTOTYPE

We designed a pill box that senses when you take your pills and through bluetooth, notifies your phone. The Pill Pal app then logs your daily intake and reminds you when to take them, and when you forget.

 

 

FINAL PRESENTATION