Researchers use digital pill to study medication adherence

Publication Title
UMass Medical School
Publication/Creation Date
May 15 2017
Edward Boyer (creator)
Media Type
Corporate Video
Persuasive Intent
Discursive Type
"Imagine if your grandmother’s doctor could receive a notification about whether she has been taking her medication as prescribed, or on time. The concept is within reach. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are exploring how smart pill technology, also known as “ingestible sensors” can be used to help tackle the problem of medication adherence—when patients forget or choose not to take their prescribed medication, or take then incorrectly. Non-adherence can result in multiple health care problems, including unnecessary follow-up treatments, ER visits and even treatment failure."
HCI Platform
Relation to Body
Related Body Part
Digestive Tract
Marketing Keywords

Date archived
May 15 2017
Last edited
July 5 2021
How to cite this entry
Edward Boyer. (May 15 2017). "Researchers use digital pill to study medication adherence". UMass Medical School. University Of Massachusetts. Fabric of Digital Life.