The TruScan Pill Identification App Helps Blind Patients Distinguish Bottles

By: Alyson Wyers - Apr 14, 2015
References: trumedicines & springwise
This pill identification app was developed specifically with the visually impaired in mind. From TrueMedicines, TruScan is an app for Android devices that uses cloud-based image recognition software so blind people can hear their pill information. This makes medication easier to keep track of and means patients don't have to rely on the tiny engraves that distinguish pill bottles.

TruMedicines is an interactive pharmaceuticals platform that aims to extend care beyond visits to the clinic. Their pill identification app also uses the TruSpeak feature, which allows your smartphone to read the information written on the bottles out loud. This includes the name of the drug as well as its expiration date, strength warnings and alternative options in 52 languages.