Any standard pill bottle can be enabled to carry out electronic therapy compliance monitoring.
In the simplest solution, cap openings are detected by the electronics incorporated in the bottle cap. The bottle cap then stores the date and time of opening.
ECCT’s most advanced SmartBottle solution however features single dose detection. The detector fits into the neck-finish of any bottle. In this case, the SmartBottle detects each individual pill popped from the bottle and stores the date and time of each individual dose. Our SmartBottle also detects when a pill is returned to the bottle.
The SmartBottle and SmartCap incorporate a small NFC aerial. NFC (Near Field Communication) readers or smart phones with the NFC feature and one of our apps can read the gathered pill data from the SmartBottle. The data read from the SmartBottle can be viewed locally on the smart phone or NFC reader. The data can also be sent to our compliance database Mediccinet™ for storage or further analysis.