UMMS researchers use digital pill to study medication adherence

Publication Title
UMass Med
Publication Date
May 15 2017
Bryan Goodchild (creator)
Sarah Willey (creator)
Media Type
Corporate Paper
Persuasive Intent
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
Discursive Type
Location on Body
Technology Keywords
Sensors, Smart Pills

How to cite this entry
Bryan Goodchild, Sarah Willey. (May 15 2017). "UMMS researchers use digital pill to study medication adherence". UMass Med. UMass Med. Fabric of Digital Life.