Moved by my grandmother's negative experience with her "state of the art" pill dispenser, I partnered with an engineering team to investigate the feasibility of bringing to market a superior product. First, we interviewed stakeholders - primarily baby boomers taking meds. We used the insights thus generated to explore product possibilities, which we then tested with pilot users. Sadly, the cost of FDA class I clearance was excessive, so the product was not brought to market. This exercise nonetheless served as a useful introduction to medical device design, along with the accompanying IP and regulatory constraints.