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By Jonah Comstock

e-Pill's Monitored MedSmart PLUS

e-pill MedSmart

e-Pill has been around since 1999, offering a range of pill containers, wristwatches, and alarms to improve adherence, all marketed at the elderly and aging in place. Their dinner-plate-sized Monitored MedSmart PLUS pill dispenser sells for $800, but with no monthly fee. It stores and dispenses medication, sounds an alarm when it's time to take it, and can call, email, or text multiple care providers if the user misses a dose. The device also calls the caretaker when the dispenser needs to be refilled.