Inexpensive Pill Dispenser for the Elderly Suffering from Non-communicable Diseases

Luis Serpa-Andrade, Kleber Villacres-Miranda, Xavier Moscoso-Nugra

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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

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Industrial Design - Proceedings of the AHFE 2021 Virtual Conferences on Design for Inclusion, Affective and Pleasurable Design, Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, Kansei Engineering, and Human Factors for Apparel and Textile Engineering, 2021
EditorsCliff Sungsoo Shin, Giuseppe Di Bucchianico, Shuichi Fukuda, Yong-Gyun Ghim, Gianni Montagna, Cristina Carvalho
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages452-457
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783030808280
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
EventAHFE International Conferences on Design for Inclusion, Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, Affective and Pleasurable Design, Kansei Engineering, and Human Factors for Apparel and Textile Engineering, 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 25 Jul 202129 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume260
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

Conference

ConferenceAHFE International Conferences on Design for Inclusion, Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, Affective and Pleasurable Design, Kansei Engineering, and Human Factors for Apparel and Textile Engineering, 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period25/07/2129/07/21

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Keywords

  • Dispensers
  • Inexpensive
  • Medical assistance

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