AdhereTech and The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) have been awarded a second U.S. patent for the smart pill bottle that was invented at the university and is being commercialized by the company. Already in use by patients, AdhereTech's smart pill bottle automatically measures if patients have taken their medication. Data is wirelessly sent from the bottles to AdhereTech servers, where it is analyzed in real-time. If a dose is missed, AdhereTech reminds the patient via automated phone call or text message - as well as on-bottle lights and chimes. Additionally, if the system notices prolonged non-adherence, it can solicit feedback from a patient via text or phone call, asking why the dose was missed. Patient responses can either be stored or routed to live case managers for immediate intervention. For example, if a patient is not taking medication due to intense side effects, AdhereTech can gather this information within the first few days of treatment, as opposed to the patient's next appointment.