Popit Sense uses three sensors; acoustic (there’s a mic), accelerometer, and touch. These three sensors combined provide an accurate measurement. Popit can sense when you take a pill and transfer the accurate information to the FREE app. The technology is patented.
The same device works with various pill brands – but they need to come in blisters. The blister pack will just need to have a bit of space on the edges to allow attachment.
Everyone who is using blister-packaged medications (and also their caregivers!) can benefit from Popit Sense. Studies tell us that a staggering 50% of patients are not taking their medication as they should. This problem is actually worse with younger patients, and the patients who use only 1 or 2 medications. Missed pills do not work.
Popit Sense does not need recharging. It uses a replaceable coin cell battery that you can get from any supermarket. A single battery lasts up to 12 months.
Yes, you can use the app without the Popit Sense device. In this case the automatic pill tracking is not available and the app works as any other medication reminder.
Both are great ways to remember medications better, but they do not track anything. They also do not know if you took the pill or not, triggering an alarm even if you already took it.
Popit Sense is an evolved version of the pill reminder, automatically tracking if a pill has been taken and syncing this information with the app. Popit Sense is connected to your actual pills, meaning it understands your context: pill consumption is automatically recorded in the app and a reminder will go off only if you didn’t take the pill. No more needless alerts!
We recently published results from a clinical pilot that shows the solution reduces missed pills by nearly 80%. Popit Sense quantifies pills and brings them to the digital age.
The Bluetooth range on Popit Sense is very good, about 30m / 100ft. This means that in a normal apartment the smartphone can easily connect to Popit Sense when it needs to, so the two do not need to be right next to each other when taking a pill.
Even if Popit Sense and the App would not be able to connect, Popit Sense stores up to several months of data which gets synced when the two get back in contact.
If for some reason the app would not have received information from Popit Sense about your pill status, it will trigger a reminder as a backup measure. This means data not being in sync will not make you miss a pill.
You just need to make sure your pill sheet has about 1/4 – 3/8″ (or 6-9mm) free space anywhere on the edges to attach Popit Sense. Most rectangular and round sheets have this.
Some brands have a hole in the middle, which can also be used for attachment so that Popit Sense will actually be in the middle of the sheet.
Some pill brands, like Yaz, or Qlaira on some markets come in a cardboard wallet. We have successfully used Popit Sense with these as well, but in some cases the cardboard might be a bit thick for Popit Sense’s opening. That can be overcome by pressing the cardboard a bit tighter or peeling it off. Peeling might also be needed to enable all sensors.
The attachment is very secure. There are two metal spikes that pierce the sheet so it stays attached. This is what the Lock Button on the top is for, to open or close the attachment mechanism. For best operation, we recommend keeping Popit Sense and your medications at home.
Popit Sense can be placed in your bag, however, constantly strong, sudden movements (eg. throwing) can cause mistaken number of pills taken (which can be deleted later in the app). In order to prevent this, we recommend placing it in a small bag such as your make-up bag or a pencase to reduce movement.
You will need one device for one medication, two for two, etc.
Popit Sense works together with the App to provide you accurate detection of pill consumption. Like with any devices that track human activity in various surroundings, the accuracy cannot be perfect all the time. For this purpose the App may from time to time make sure that you are on track, or you may need to help out Popit Sense by pressing the Side Button to manually record a pill event.
Absolutely not. It’s not the kind of a mic you use to sing karaoke. This is a special contact microphone that senses vibrations, as opposed to a non-contact kind. It only listens to the sound from the medication blister, so it will not be confused by other surrounding sounds.
At the moment the application supports two simultaneous connections. We will be increasing this number to four by the end of 2021.
We offer Free Standard Delivery (3-10 business days, no tracking) internationally for all orders. Expedited shipping method will take 2-4 business days, with tracking code, costs $20.
Should you have any other questions, please try our customer support chatbot by clicking on the icon at the bottom corner of this page. You can also send feedback from the Popit App.