Pharm Animals & Pill Pets

Pharm Animals & Pill Pets

Maintaining the proper regimen of diet and medications are a challenge for most people. Older adults, who often manage more prescriptions than other age groups, are at increased risk of non-adherence.  AgeLab researchers, in partnership with colleagues in the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Rhode Island School of Design, have developed an Electronic Pill Pet that uses play and emotion to remind older adults to take their medications. Researchers, with the support of EDS, are examining the role of toys, pets and play in older adult health.

 

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