Medminder is a cellular enabled pill dispenser with a rich back-end reporting system allowing family and clinicians to monitor compliance. It is estimated that as many as 50% of patients do not stick to their medication as prescribed, resulting in billions of wasted dollars on unnecessary medical expenses, repeat hospitalizations, and disease escalations!
Medminder is a Connected Development design with a custom embedded antenna and enhanced RF protection circuitry. Connected Development ensured the success of the project by overcoming challenges with size limitations when combining a large number of sensors and lights on a single layer board. The result was a design that reduced electrical interference with the cellular signal which could then be certified for use on the mobile operator network.