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Finally: A gadget that reminds you to take your birth control pill every day

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Finally: A gadget that reminds you to take your birth control pill every day

A new gadget has been designed to help remind women to take their birth control pills. The gadget is called Popit – created by Helsinki-based Popit Ltd. – and it clips onto the pack of pills. It attaches firmly onto your pill sheet and has a battery life of up to 12 months. It uses a small microphone and a motion-sensor to detect when you pick it up and remove a pill.

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The device connects to your phone and if you forget to take your pill, a reminder is sent to your device. This reminder is sent via an app that can be downloaded onto an iOS or Android Phone. Popit helps in getting birth control pill use closer to where it should be. It is also useful to detect if you have already taken your dose. Popit Connect is the cloud service that supports treatment by analyzing the efficiency of medication consumption.

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The clip will, however, cost you about R1000 but the app is free. The device helps all patients stay on track with their medical treatment (not just birth control purposes). The CEO of the company, Teemu Piirainen noted:

“This kind of technology hasn’t been available before and it opens up exciting new possibilities. The investment will enable us to pursue our vision of quantifying medication – we track pills and support the patient in staying on track with medical treatment.”

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