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About

HELP US TO HELP CAREGIVERS!

The story:

The aunt of our Co-Founder Umberto, experienced health problems and the pain she suffered could be only reduced thanks to a really complicated therapy with lots of different pills. 

For Umberto's aunt was really hard to remember which pill to take at what time, so he started to think to a smart solution to this problem. This is how APPiLL was born: to help patients to manage every kind of therapy from the easiest to the hardest one. APPiLL warns you with an alarm when the pill should be taken, plus it dispenses you only the right pill.

But for Umberto this was not enough. Therefore he decided to implement a mobile App which connects to APPiLL. Thanks to this solution every caregiver can take care of a far relative: you can see if the pill was taken and if the dispenser needs to be refilled.

As Umberto needed a Research & Development Team to achieve the results, Sabrina and Norberto joined him to create a startup: now the team is bigger and the Appill is ready!

About APPiLL:

  • Smart and Safe - APPiLL reminds you the right pill at the right time, no more double takes or wrong medicines.

  • Easy - APPiLL pill loading is super easy and fast.

  • Mobile - Always monitor the pills management from your smartphone. Super user-friendly.

  • Connected - All data are safely stored and can be managed whenever you want. Your doctor can overlook your therapy.

The solution:  

APPiLL is a personal pill dispenser connected to internet: it complies the IoT (Internet of Things) standards. The device was born from the need of dosing medicines in the right way with remote control. For this purpose the device has the feature that it can connects to Internet thanks to a Wi-Fi network.

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This is a real revolution for the Caregivers because they can overlook the pill administration without moving to reach the patients. APPiLL has a wheel with 28 cells allowing 28 medicines administration (up to 4/5 pills for each of them) that can be scheduled at different times.

The device configuration can be done through the mobile APP thanks to a simple and user-friendly interface. Once the configuration is set, APPiLL works independently even without Internet: it has a battery backup in case of blackout. After the setup the only interaction required is the one of pressing a big button which releases the pills. There's no worries about loosing them, thanks to the device's concave shape.

APPiLL warns the patient when the medicine has to be taken and, if this condition doesn't verify, it sends a notification to the caregiver: this allows an active management of administration issues.

APPiLL: easy, connected, active!

 

Updates:

UMBERTO THANKS THE FIRST DAY BACKERS! 

Giorgio Angiolini - Head of Marketing in Italtel, explains why Italtel supports APPiLL

Doctor Stella, primary care physician with a great geriatric experience supports APPiLL.

Carlo Dameno - Founder of "ildoppiosegno" Design Study, tells why he thinks that APPiLL should be supported by everybody.

Tommaso Barlotti - Innovation Manager in the Italtel Marketing Division, supports APPiLL for its innovative features for healthcare.

Andrea Paternostro - Publisher of Milanoweekend.it supports APPiLL because it can improve everyday life for the patients both the elder and the younger ones.

The Team:

APPiLL project becomes true thanks to a great team of people that believe in the caregiving revolution.

  • Alessandro Casale - CEO

  • Umberto Allievi - CTO

  • Sabrina Fumagalli - Majority Shareholder
  • Norberto Fumagalli - Commercial Advisor

  • Cristina Cornacchia - Administrative Manager

  • Antonio Silvestre - Software Developer

  • Giacomo Bellazzi - Mobile Developer

Our Endorser:

With sponsorship by Assintel

As featured in:

Newspaper La Provincia Pavese

OUR GREAT REWARDS FOR YOU:

  • Pledge €2 or more  

Thumbs up! You make the difference!

Thank you mail with thank you video.

 Pledge €5 or more 

 APPiLL shipping in your counrty.

Pledge your support here if you want to expand the shipping of APPiLL to your country. We'll open the shipping in each country with at least 50 backers. USA and Italy are our actual default shipping Countries.

  • Pledge €10 or more

APPiLL legendary lamp design bookmark.

If you don’t want the real lamp, or you’ve been too lazy and now all the real ones are gone, take advantage of this cool bookmark for your readings. It’s for sure the best and coolest bookmark you have ever had :-)

  • Pledge €10 or more

APPiLL Wizard Crystal Ball.

During the next APPiLL campaign we will notify you about when we are going to set the pledge with a 20% discount. So you can take advantage on other backers thanks to this promotion. You will have this special ability! Our next campaign is scheduled for May 2018.

  • Pledge €20 or more 

Head or Heart, take your choice!

A special thank you! Are you going to take a difficult decision? No worries at all: use this coin! A tailored coin for this Kickstarter campaign. Made by our official partner "ildoppiosegno", the designers of the APPiLL shape. The coin comes with an Italian design and it won an award at EXPO 2016.

  • Pledge €20 or more

APPiLL waiting for revolution.

While you support us and wait with us the APPiLL smart dispenser come true, we will let you keep in touch with your therapy with a cool custom pill case for you. 

  • Pledge €20 or more

APPiLL Kickstarter priority! Wisdom.

Be part of the pioneers crowd to get the APPiLL dispenser: you can save up to 35%! You will receive an email from us exactly when the next APPiLL campaign starts: you will be among the first 30 first APPiLL backers to get this exclusive promotion. Our next campaign is scheduled for May 2018.

  • Pledge €25 or more

Premium supporter

Be our premium supporter! Your name and photo (if you want to) published on the web supporter page, plus your name and photo published on the “supporter book” that comes with the APPiLL packaging.

  • Pledge €25 or more

APPiLL music lover 

Support us and get a super cool portable music amplifier. Bring it with you everywhere and use the bluetooth to enjoy the music! It is small but powerful!

  • Pledge €25 or more

APPiLL supporter t-shirt 

The evergreen thanks for each supporter. Only the real supporters will proudly dress the t-shirt walking along their wonderful lives ;-) Thank you!


  • Pledge €25 or more

APPiLL first buyer priority! Forecast.

Be the first to get the APPiLL dispenser with a special sale! Save up to 35%! You will receive an email from us 24h before the next APPiLL campaign starts: so you can be one of the 10 first APPiLL dispenser backers to get this special promotion. Our next campaign is scheduled for May 2018.

  • Pledge €30 or more

APPiLL house flower vase-holder 

A masterpiece from the heart of our design partner "ildoppiosegno". You will never have to search for a place to put your flower gifts into. A cool italian style idea to let every glass become a flower vase. It comes into two pieces for you.

  • Pledge €50 or more

APPiLL No-pressure supporter 

We'll starto to take care of your health from now. To be thankful to you we'll send you a custom Blood Pressure Device!

  • Pledge €50 or more

APPiLL legendary LED lamp

Become the coolest person in your network with a small USB lamp designed by our partner “ildoppiosegno”. The lamp is crafted for you in a limited edition. The 4 shapes come from the most famous lamp design in history. The lamp is a LED lamp, but it is also a beautiful home-design object.

  • Pledge €50 or more

APPiLL Caregiver Wisdom flash-drive 

A useful USB flash-drive with a special video on how to be a caregiver and help people: you can make the difference everyday! Thanks to this video you'll get info, tips and very useful tricks from our experts.

  • Pledge €60 or more 

Your skin on the APPiLL 

As one of the top APPiLL supporter, you will be able to upload the picture you want to customize the APPiLL product with your skin.

  • Pledge €120 or more 

APPiLL enjoy the brain 

As a reward for your great help you, get these amazing table games in a great wooden box!

  • Pledge €150 or more 

APPiLL adventures 

Support us strongly and get a super gift from us! The top popular backpack on earth! Super secure and cool. Thanks very much from us!

  • Pledge €2,000 or more 

APPiLL Tony Stark honor 

Come to see our offices and be our guest for a special dinner with the APPiLL co-founders in a very cool place. 

  • Pledge €3,000 or more 

Healthy & wealthy super backer 

Spend the weekend along the Como Lake and enjoy the typical Italian food in the premium restaurant Prime Alture.

  • Pledge €5,000 or more 

Hero Backer! 

The hero backer is an extreme reward since it is a “pure legendary hero” pledge: the backer will have nothing back except our complete gratitude...and a 3D printed medal with his face.

Stretch goals (our way to say thank you again):

We want to be sure that our supporters get the best! Here you can find a table to understand how to get an additional thank you reward related to each goal gained >100%.

200% Goal: each backer that helped us to get the 100% goal will have a €25 Amazon coupon.

500% Goal: each backer that helped us to get the 200% goal will have a €25 Amazon coupon. If you’ve been among the backers in the 100% Goal now you will get €50 Amazon coupon.

1000% Goal: each backer that helped us to get the 500% goal will have a €25 Amazon coupon. If you’ve been  among the backers in the 100% Goal, now now you will get €75 Amazon coupon. While if you’ve been among the backers in the 200% Goal now you will get €50 Amazon coupon.

2000% Goal: each backer that helped us to get the 1000% goal will have a €25 Amazon coupon. If you’ve been among the backers in the 100% Goal, now now you will get €100 Amazon coupon. While if you’ve been among the backers in the 200% Goal now you will get €75 Amazon coupon. In the end if you’ve been among the backers in the 500% Goal now you will get €50 Amazon coupon.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Questions about the device

Why did you chose this rounded shape?
Because it allows us to move the cells in a simple way as to present the selected one with the right medicine.

Why does the pill are realease towards the interior of the device?
In this way we can avoid for the pills to fall down.

What happens if water is poured on the device?
The device is designed to let water flow away from the bottom without any consequence.

How many medicine can a single APPiLL's cell contain?
Every cell can contain up to 4/5 medicines, it depends from the pills' dimensions.

Is the device available only in the blue color?
No, the device is available in different colors and in the future we think we will be able to create personalized covers.

Can the APPiLL's material alter the medicines?
APPiLL is produced with a kind of plastic that doesn't interact with medicines.

Questions about features

Does APPiLL need an AP to communicate with mobile devices?
No, if no Wi-Fi network is available the device can create one by itself.

Is it possible to take pills beside the scheduled ones?
No, it is not possible.

Is it possible to introduce pills without doing the recharge procedure?
No, it is not possible.

Is it possible to manage medicines in bags or bottles?
You can only use solid pills with APPiLL, but the software allows you to schedule even other kind of medicines. So the management is always automatic, but you have to manually take the medicines.

Does the pills out of their box last less?
The pill could last a little less than staying in their original box, but usually they are inside the device for two weeks only. To avoid any issue the expiration date is registered inside the device's memory.

Can APPiLL be used by not cooperative patients?
APPiLL can be used by anyone but it doesn't give you the certainty that the pill was ingested. Although since APPiLL is an IoT device that communicates through Wi-Fi with open protocols, it can be connected through smart devices for monitoring therapies.

How many cells are there in APPiLL?
APPiLL has 28 cells and each one can contain up to 4/5 medicines. There is even a solid cell being positioned corresponding to the recharging hole as well as to the output hole: in this way every medicine tampering is avoided.

What happens if a blackout occurs?
APPiLL has a battery with 24h capacity.

Is APPiLL a portable device?
No, it isn't but it can be carried. We are already setting up a project for a portable version named “PocketAPPiLL”. The last one can work together with the APPiLL device allowing to transfer subministration and therapies.

If I have to go out will I loose the possibility to use APPiLL?
It's possible to activate a procedure to manage medicines semi-automatically. Before going out you communicate it to the App on your mobile device: the App then will make a list of the medicines you need during the day allowing you to take them from APPiLL. You will receive a notification when it's the right time to take the medicine.

Can APPiLL work without being connected to a mobile device?
Yes it is completely autonomous since you need the connection with a mobile device only for the medicine recharging procedure.

APPiLL doesn't have any button...how do you manage and setup it?
The device's setup can be done only through an APP installed on a mobile device. The only simple interaction is to press the big button to release the pills.

Is the APPiLL App available both for Android and iOS?
The Android version of the APPiLL app is already available and it works with smartphones and tablets. The iOS version will be released together with the APPiLL official release

What is the eInk display used for?
The display show information in a clear and simple way. On the eInk you can see several info:

  • date/time of the next taking
  • medicine assumption
  • action to be done with the device, as for example, when some pills are missing and it needs recharging.

What does it mean that APPiLL is an IoT device?
APPiLL is a device that exchanges data with the world around it through internet communication protocols, it has its own IP address.

Is APPiLL safe from hacking?
APPiLL has two communication ways: Local Wi-FI that is protected with WPA protocol Global Internet (WAN) that works on TLS secure sockets Step by step we will improve security updating our product.

Does the user have to manually fill the medicine data?
Yes he has to do it at this first stage. We are working with our ITALTEL partner to develop the possibility to charge on the device all the medicines descriptions there are on the market.

Is it possible to memorize and see at a later stage if the medicines were taken?
Yes because the device memorizes the outcome of each assumption and it transfers the data to the App. The data are memorized on the App and can be transferred on cloud.

How the recharging procedure works?
The medicines recharging procedure inside the device cells is guided by the mobile App. The app warns you when APPiLL needs recharging and it guides you with a really simple procedure: you can't make mistakes. For example for every medicine the package image is shown.

Why did you put the user interface on a mobile device (APP)?
Moving the user interface on a mobile device has the following advantages:

  • The interface is user friendly and rich. Other products only have a small LCD display with a limited number of buttons (2/4)
  • All the actions are illustrated
  • The App can be easily updated and it will have new features
  • The App can be easily modified to help the special needs of disabled persons
  • The App can be connected and receive information from the external
  • It can memorize a huge number of data as for example the result of each taking
  • It allows to simplify the subministration: in the competitive products the patient has to divide the pills before putting them in the cells. The App request only once to insert the medicine and dosis setup and then guides the user to put the medicine in the cells.
  • The device's firmware is simpler so it's more reliable and it keeps low the cost

It is possible to recharge the device remotely?
No it is not possible: someone has to phisycallly introduce the pills.

Can the therapies be setup from remote?
Yes, we are developing this feature.

Can the therapies history be visualized from remote?
Yes, we are developing this feature.

Can the caregiver notice if a medicine was not taken?
Yes, the caregiver gets a warning in case the medicine is not taken by the patient after a period of time.

Risks and challenges

We only need to print our iron mold to start the production of the APPiLL device and then start a huge kickstarter campaign to bring the device to the world.

We will address each functionality risk. It may be difficult to do the engineering of the production of different covers, but we began to discuss this topic with industries and manufacturers.

The APPiLL product will need many different certifications. We already started the process to obtain them and to look for the compulsory steps to ask for certifications.
Our main challenges are the partnerships with medical devices manufacturers and distributors to be sure to reach every home in every country. We must analyze any possible risk of cross-contamination (now avoided thanks to our algoritms that schedule the pills for you).

We are also going to produce a smart foldable dispenser that you can carry in your pocket or inside women-pochette: so you can be sure to bring the caregiver smartness always with you.

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    APPiLL legendary led lamp

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