The MedPeanut and SleepPeanut by Sen.se is a great example of simple, affordable tracking tech. With most behavior or function specific tracking technologies, you will be facing a $200 price tag usually, but not with Sen.se. At $29 for each SensePeanut, you can start tracking all kinds of things in your home. The MedPeanut is a simple sensor that can attach to any pill box and act as a medicine tracker. The SleepPeanut is a small portable sensor that tracks your sleep and wakes you up at a good spot in your sleep cycle.
We were impressed with the elegant simplicity of the Sen.se solution to home and personal tracking when we wrote about their brand with the ThermoPeanut and again when they announced the GaurdPeanut. The Gaurd Peanut is a great item tracker and the Peanuts are so small at about the sizes of an actual peanut. All the SensePeanuts are smartphone compatible through Bluetooth 4.0 and app accessible on Android or iOS.
The MedPeanut is a cheap solution to the common problem of forgetting to take your meds at the right time (or at all) each day. You can stick the Peanut on the pillbox you are already using. Then, on the app schedule the times you need to take the pill and when that time comes you will get an alert reminding you. It can tell if you picked up the bottle or not and assumingly took your meds. You can also set-up a third-party notification if you fail to do so. This could be very handy for when you are overseeing a loved one’s medication regime, a process that can be very overwhelming and difficult to stay on top of.
The SleepPeanut may only be two inches big but it can track some remarkable metrics given its size. Slip the SleepPeanut into a corner of the mattress sheet and go to bed. From there, without any prompting, it will track body heat and motion, knowing when you get into bed, go to sleep, wake-up and get out of bed. It also offers two wake-up alarms. You can choose a wake-up time and a general wake-up window that allows you to wake within that window during a period of light sleep. It makes gentle clicking noises to wake you, but if that is not enough, it can also have your smartphone produce a louder alarm. Taking a page from Mom, it can also remind you when it is bed time.
Each Peanut comes with a Peanut case, self-adhesive tape, an attachment ring, and a CR2032 battery that will last 4-6 months before need replacement. The MedPeanut will be available in April 2017 and the Sleep Peanut, this month. Check out Sen.se for more info.