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Dispensary Water Bottle

Medical Compliance | Projects

  • The MediCap screws onto your water bottle to provide easy access to store your medication while also prompting you to take your pills. Our design uses mesh type plastic to allow water flow into the pill compartments to make taking a pill a much easier experience. One of the problems with our design could be the sharp edges, making it uncomfortable to drink out of. Another difficulty is keeping our product sealed and water tight, as water can tend to leak out of it between the screw piece and the rotating layer. We think this project is important because it can help cut down on the issues presented by medical noncompliance such as 50% of people with chronic illnesses not taking their perscribed pills or the enormous losses of live and money that medical noncompliance costs. The MediCap is a great way for all people to have easy access to these pills.

  • Our first idea was to create a cap with 3 sections that would spin because it would be attached to a 24 hour timer. We never got as far as to actually building the cap with the timer attached, but we were planning on having the 3 sections for different pills and having the container move as a reminder of the pills you have to take, and at which time. We also wanted the pill to automatically drop out a pill at a certain time but that quickly changed when we released the choking hazards in that idea. Our second iteration was to have a circle cap with 6 sections. 3 hallow and 3 full so the circle cap could spin and have 3 openings for the users. We wanted there to be sections that were empty so users could also drink out of this water bottle regularly. Our third idea was very similar to what we have now except the measurement and sizing were different. We had a short top without pegs so the cap was less sturdy and it was harder for the user to turn the wheel containing the pills.