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TabSafe also issues alarms and lights up when you forget to take your meds. If you're out it calls you, and your caregivers. Plus a report is generated.
Mom is 86 and takes several prescription medications. I'm 55 and, while I take just two prescription meds, I also take a host of supplements.Each day there are nine pills
I'm fine. It's genetic. My late father had real high cholesterol, and statins didn't come out until he was nearly 70. His blood pressure was tough to control too. He had his first heart attack at age 48.
Now we're blessed with knowledge of how to control cholesterol, and I no longer even notice my hypertension.
Even with pill dispensers, however, you forget. I forgot one morning last week. I looked at my weekly dispenser and found 5 pills under Wednesday morning. Oopsie.
Their dispenser is filled once a month, into a cartridge. That's easier than doing it manually every week.
But TabSafe also issues alarms and lights up when you forget to take your meds. If you're out it calls you, and your caregivers. Plus a report is generated, displayed on a personal Web site if you're up for it, or your caregiver's workstation if you're not.
Yeah, I know. This sounds like something you'd see in a nursing home. That's the primary market. But as more Americans age in place, at home, and as our pill load increases, the market grows.
TabSafe hopes this is just the start. They're working on integration with monitors for blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight that you can wear. They're also working on integration with cellular networks, not just for the outbound calls but for the collection of data while you're out and about.
When this stuff started being imagined early in the last decade I called it "always on" technology, because motes and sensors can be continually taking readings, and reacting, over any wireless network. The name never caught on.
But the idea did. And thank goodness. For mom's sake today. And mine tomorrow.
Jan 22, 2010
The TabSafe offers as many as needed medications as you need. The other units do not offer as needed or they only offer one. TabSafe is meant to prevent you from missing your medication so it will call care givers before your medication is missed. The other units call after the medication is missed and then it is too late. TabSafe is easier to set up and offers more flexible scheduling than the other units. It is also much better for blood thinners and other types of mediation that change frequently. The other units do not recommend putting in medication that changes frequently because they must be completely reloaded if medication needs to be removed or added.
hi, how is the tabsafe better than a philips MD2 or the AMAC Medsmart? Both of them provide the same functions and have good storage capacities. So is there any thing that makes Tabsafe stand out?