Manage Your Medication with Assistive Technology

Did you remember to take your pills today?  Whether you’ve got a cognitive impairment or are just plain forgetful, assistive technology can help you stay on track with your medication.  Here are a few adaptive aids we have available at the INDATA Loan Library.

Pill Organizer
Pill Organizer

Pill Organizer – This tray will hold a week’s worth of medication, up to four doses a day.  Each compartment is labeled both in print and braille with the day of the week as well as the time of day (Morn, Noon, etc).

MedReady Medication Pill Box Reminder – The manufacturers of this handy device have thought of everything!  Not only does this pill tray have 28 different compartments for nearly a month’s worth of medication, it has an alarm!  When the alarm sounds, a little window slides open for you to access your pills.  You can set the alarm to go off once, twice, three times, or four times a day, and the alarm volume is adjustable.

Voicemate – This portable device monitors blood glucose and will also identify insulin vials.  It talks its user through the process of pain-free testing and identifies vial labels.  Very easy to use for those with low vision.

Talking Watch – If you don’t necessarily need a container for your medication, a talking watch is a great reminding tool.  Set an alarm for whatever time you need to take your medication and hear the time announced by a clear female voice with the touch of a button.

If you found these items intriguing, come see what else we have in store for you at the INDATA Loan Library!