Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) August 20, 2013
With ID My Pill patients can easily identify their prescription pills by snapping a photo with their iPhone’s built-in camera.
“Does your medication look different than it did last month? Should you be concerned?” asks Adrian Rosebrock, CEO of ID My Pill. “According to a recent study published by the American Medical Informatics Association, over 3.3 million injuries and deaths happen each year due to medication misuse. These injuries and deaths can be avoided by using the ID My Pill iPhone app to identify and validate your prescription pills before you take them.”
In order to improve medication adherence and safety, ID My Pill created an iPhone app for patients, clinicians, hospitals, pharmacies, and healthcare providers to automatically identify prescription drugs. ID My Pill uses proprietary computer vision and machine learning technology to automatically identify a patient’s pills and ensure they are taking the correct medication.
“ID My Pill’s goal is to reduce the number of injuries and deaths that happen each year due to the misuse of prescribed medication," says Adrian. “Our technology allows patients to visually validate that they are taking the correct medication and be alerted if a medication has the potential for addiction and abuse. Additionally, our technology allows healthcare professionals, law enforcement, emergency responders, and border patrol to automatically identify prescription pills with a snap of their iPhone camera.”
ID My Pill Identifies Your Prescription Pills Automatically
ID My Pill Provides Pill Identification for Law Enforcement, Emergency Responders, and Border Patrol
“Consider what happens when emergency responders arrive at the scene of a prescription pill overdose, armed with the ID My Pill iPhone app," exclaims Adrian. “Paramedics snap a photo of the pill and ID My Pill instantly identifies the drug, allowing the paramedics to immediately know what the patient has taken and potentially administer drugs to help the patient.”
About ID My Pill
ID My Pill provides solutions to improve medication adherence and safety through the automatic identification of prescription pills. The company was founded by Adrian Rosebrock, a PhD student studying computer vision and machine learning at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Adrian has co-authored a peer reviewed publication regarding pill identification which is available via the IEEE Digital Library. ID My Pill uses the Elsevier Gold Standard Drug Database to provide accurate, continuously updated, drug information to users. ID My Pill is dedicated to prescription drug safety and is leading the way in automatic prescription pill identification. More information can be found at http://www.idmypill.com or on the App Store at http://bit.ly/GetIDMyPill . Adrian is also available for interviews by contacting press(at)idmypill(dot)com or 1-888-838-3261. You can follow @IDMyPill on Twitter. Screenshots and press kits are available at http://www.idmypill.com/about.