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Smart Medicine Dispenser

A. Jabeena1, Shivam Kumar1
01 Nov 2018-
TL;DR: The proposed dispenser abridged the gap between technology and medical field , as it has been seen that technology is more developing in other arena over the area of medicine.
Abstract: Health related problems are becoming the major issue in today’s world , every other person seems to be undergoing more than one problem irrespective of the age , either that problem be related to heart or brain .Forgetting things has become the most common human error nowadays and such carelessness seen in the case of taking medicines might lead to results which are catastrophic and has direct impact onto the health of an individual .Thus this papers describes how with the help of smart dispensers an individual be able to take his medicines without any external human assistance .The proposed dispenser abridged the gap between technology and medical field , as it has been seen that technology is more developing in other arena over the area of medicine.
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01 Jan 2022
TL;DR: In this paper , the implementation and working of a smart medical assist device for the elderly is presented, along with the intention of providing them with proper medical scheduling for intake and adding the advantage of tracking the amount of medicine.
Abstract: AbstractThis paper presents the implementation and working of a smart medical assist device for the elderly. The Internet of Things (IoT) is attracting attention for applications in various fields. The elderly people of the society are currently facing their inability to understand the proper medication schedule. Pandemic made things harder than usual. Especially during this period, even the caretakers/medical assistants don’t tend to travel outside and meet their clients. We looked into no contact medical assistance and chose that as the main objective, along with the intention of providing them with proper medical scheduling for intake and adding the advantage of tracking the amount of medicine. The research paper will handle the medicines’ schedule from any place when entered manually. It informs the pharmacy and doctor to see the complete status of medicines with the elderly. The device checks the quantity of medication left and alerts when required.KeywordsElder assistanceArduino UNOBlynk applicationPillsMicrocontroller
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Ganga U1, Jayashree S1, Sakthivel1, Samiullah S1, M.E. Harikumar1 
08 Jul 2021
TL;DR: In this paper, a Pill Dispenser combined with a self-mapping robot is used to take appropriate medication for the elderly in the COVID-19 Pandemic situation, where the elderly are supposed to be isolated.
Abstract: The elderly tend to forget the medications at times, and this has a colossal impact on their health. Especially for those who have been prescribed multiple medications at different dosages. Due to various added reasons such as decreased motor skills, inability to move around, they require constant attention and help with their medications. It is very crucial for them to take their pills as per the dose prescribed by the doctor. It becomes a tedious job for them and sometimes it can get very confusing. Hence the need for engaging a caretaker arises. Also given the COVID-19 Pandemic situation, the elderly are supposed to be isolated. Hence, this research work proposes a Pill Dispenser combined with a Self-Mapping robot to take appropriate medication. This research work utilizes SLAM based bot to map and navigate in an unknown environment. It makes use of the Robot Operating System (ROS) framework. The mapping process is done by using the GMapping algorithm.
Book ChapterDOI
25 Jul 2021
TL;DR: In this article, the authors proposed a low-cost medicine dispenser that allows the autonomy of an elderly person, through a medical assistance team, an analysis of the operation was carried out, which had very good results, comparable with high-cost equipment and equivalent operation.
Abstract: Currently, a large part of the world population suffers from diseases such as: diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, epilepsy, heart problems, among others, which require a continuous supply of drugs at specific times, to improve the quality of life Of the people with these health problems, professionals in the medical area are consulted, who are the ones who deliver a prescription and the indications of the supply of medicines, diets and general indications. Patients generally tend to lose the prescription, forget to take the medications at the exact times, because most of these people live alone or in the forgetfulness of their relatives. The technology that is available today, such as mechanical dispensers, electronic dispensers, becomes a very helpful tool for patients, since it allows them to remember the time when they should ingest the medical formula, avoiding the inefficiency of the suggested treatment and even major complications such as death from forgetting to supply the medicine. The proposal consists of the construction of a low-cost medicine dispenser that allows the autonomy of an elderly person, through a medical assistance team, an analysis of the operation was carried out, which had very good results, comparable with high-cost equipment and equivalent operation
01 Jan 2020
TL;DR: The smart medicine dispenser provides the direct communication between the patients and the caretakers as it will immediately notify the caretaker in case the patient missed their pill and provides the user with a touch interface available as an application on their smartphone, which will allow them to remotely manage and control pill schedules and usage data.
Abstract: This paper presents a smart medicine dispenser prototype. The main purpose of the system is to help the patients, primarily seniors take their medicines on time in an easy way without any possibility of missing pills, also reducing the risk of over or under dosage accidentally. Not taking medicines correctly can have a serious consequence such as delayed recovery, illness and even death. The smart medicine dispenser could solve such problems by informing and alerting the patients to take appropriate dosage at the correct time. In addition, it provide the direct communication between the patients and the caretakers as it will immediately notify the caretaker in case the patient missed their pill. In addition, Smart Pill Dispenser provides the user with a touch interface available as an application on their smartphone, which will allow them to remotely manage and control pill schedules and usage data.
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TL;DR: It is found that CPOE is related to hospital ownership and teaching status; government and teaching hospitals are much more likely than other hospital types are to invest in C POE, and hospital profitability is not associated with CPOe investment.
Abstract: Computerized physician order entry (CPOE) has been shown to reduce pre- ventable, potential adverse events. Despite this evidence, fewer than 5 percent of U.S. hos- pitals have fully implemented these systems. We assess empirically alternative reasons for low CPOE implementation using data from various sources. We find that CPOE is related to hospital ownership and teaching status; government and teaching hospitals are much more likely than other hospital types are to invest in CPOE. Hospital profitability is not asso- ciated with CPOE investment. Although greater diffusion of CPOE is needed, it might have to await continuing publicity efforts and substantial reimbursement system changes.

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  • ...The patient gets an indication on such activity and thus try to procure the same , at that time the IR sensor catches the infrared rays due to such obstruction while taking out the medicine[10]-[11] ....

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TL;DR: Evaluation of elders' medication adherence as a factor in treatment success or failure is potentially complex, difficult, and time consuming.
Abstract: Medication adherence is increasingly being recognized as a significant issue in treating geriatric patients. A report by the Institute of Medicine1 identified medication nonadherence as a notable source of medical errors. Poor adherence has been shown to decrease the effects of prescribed medications or other treatments and to increase the likelihood of poor outcomes.2 Adherence has been related to intermediate clinical outcomes in several diseases. An increased incidence of adverse events has been linked to nonadherence in the elderly.3 Elders' adherence to prescribed medications is a complex phenomenon that depends on an interaction of medical, medication, personal, and economic factors. Medical factors that affect adherence include cognitive abilities, as well as overall health status (eg, number of chronic conditions). Medication factors related to adherence include the characteristics of the medication (eg, dosing frequency or presence of side effects). Personal factors that affect adherence include: personal beliefs about the condition for which the medication is prescribed (eg, how serious the condition is and how likely the medication is to have a positive effect). individual cognitive abilities, including memory, overall intellectual ability, organization skills, and health literacy. Health literacy has emerged as an important factor that affects older persons' capacity, for example, to make health care choices.4 Economic factors pertinent to medication adherence include whether patients have insurance or other financial resources to pay for the medication. Patients' relationship with their physician as well as the physician's communication style can affect adherence.5 In the older adult with memory problems, we have found that whether patients depend on themselves or a caregiver can have a significant impact on adherence.6 Not all caregivers take responsibility for a patient's medication, and family members' beliefs about a medication can also affect the patient's adherence. Evaluation of elders' medication adherence as a factor in treatment success or failure is thus potentially complex, difficult, and time consuming.

53 citations


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