Team Wimpy

Vellore Institute of Technology

Team Wimpy from Vellore Institute of Technology came to the I-NCUBATE program with a patented idea – a smart pill bottle built with touchpoint technology that can detect and identify medicines when placed on top of a smartphone. The innovation, the team believed, would help senior citizens remember to take their daily medicines without human intervention. 

The learnings gained from the Customer Discovery exercise, however, came as a surprise for the team. It indicated that there was no market need for their product. Around the same time, the team members learnt about a US-based company revolutionizing the industry through mail-order pharma delivery. Wimpy has paused work on its technology to study the US company’s model and if there is a similar need in the Indian market, before moving ahead.