Medi-Kit : developing a solution to improve attention on medical treatment
Hoyos, Andrés de
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Leaving unattended a medical treatment may have consequences, from prolonging a recovery waiting time to mortal circumstances. rent technological solutions have been proposed for this problem, including pillboxes and automated pill dispensers. In that sense, this paper aims to present the development of an automatic pill dispenser to improve attention on medical treatment when a patient does not take medicine on time. The implementation considers two components: A fixed device that works as the main automated pill dispenser, and a portable device that can communicate with the fixed device in order to synchronize medical treatment information in both devices. Experimental results proves that this functional prototype improves the number of times a patient not forget to follow a medical treatment and it reduces the delays in taking pills. © 2017 IEEE.