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Siri might soon remind you that it is time to take your medicine

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Siri might soon remind you that it is time to take your medicine
Sometimes, taking medication can be a pain. Let's say you're on a course of antibiotics. You might have to remember to take one every four hours. If you skip one, you might not get better as quickly as you would like. Wouldn't it help if Siri reminded you to take your pill each time you are due to take one? A new patent received by Apple from the USPTO on Thursday, deals with the ability of Siri to power a system that would remind you of certain things based on information garnered from sensors placed around the home or office.
 
With this patent, you might find Siri being able to remind you to take your medicine after meals. Sensors could tell Siri to make this reminder based on your location (in the kitchen) or the time. If you fail to take your medicine by a pre-determined time, Siri could issue a reminder. And there are many potential uses for the system discussed in the patent. For example, Siri could remind you that your favorite television show is on.

When you're ill and weak, it can be easy to forget your scheduled medicine. But with this patent, Siri will have your back to make sure you get better as soon as possible. Just keep in mind that with the use of sensors and this patented technology, you might not be able to hide from Siri.

Siri could some day nag you to take your meds

Siri could some day nag you to take your meds


source: USPTO via PatentlyApple, TheGuardian

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posted on 18 Mar 2014, 22:10 5

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8843; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Is Siri also going to tell me that I also need to change my pillows or toothbrush?

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 22:49

4. Kishin (Posts: 637; Member since: 30 May 2013)


I like this..

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 22:26 1

2. fzacek (Posts: 2116; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


These patents are going too far. Can't we all just share this innovative technology?

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 22:46 3

3. QuadFace (Posts: 75; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


She has a great personality.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 22:51

5. Kishin (Posts: 637; Member since: 30 May 2013)


She sure does..I cant wait to hear Cortana cause i love Xbox.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 02:14

6. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1798; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


While I can see the benefits, I would be a bit worried about the liability. If for some reason it missed issuing a reminder, and the person ends up in the hospital or dead, that could be a lawsuit waiting to happen. I used to install call light systems in hospitals, and that's always a worry. Same for my brother who used to install & inspect fire detection and suppression systems. If it goes south, you better have a lawyer on speed dial.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 08:28

7. linaresx (Posts: 85; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)


Wow!! Software that profiles you based on previous choices and/or actions and then makes a recommendation based on that profile. BRILLIANT. This has never been done before, except by Netflix, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and many others.

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