Slideshow: 8 pillboxes that connect to your phone

By Jonah Comstock

MedSignals' Pill Case/Gateway


Rather than separating pills into a different box for each dose like MedMinder does, the MedSignals Pill Case has a different compartment for each medication, and an electronic voice tells the patient how many pills to take when they open the case. A light above the appropriate compartment lights up when it's time to take that particular pill.

MedSignal's case is mobile, with a rechargeable battery and a cellular connection, although there's also an optional landline-connected product. The device automatically generates reports for remote caregivers and can call them when the patient misses a dose. The company is focused on making the system compatible with remote monitoring and telehealth.