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An improved reminder system to stimulate medication adherence of elderly at home as well as outdoors with the use of the Medido medicine dispenser

Neut, Laura van der (2018) An improved reminder system to stimulate medication adherence of elderly at home as well as outdoors with the use of the Medido medicine dispenser.

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Abstract:This graduation report approaches an improved reminder system to stimulate adherence to medication for elderly with the Medido medicine dispenser at home as well as outdoors. The Medido medicine dispenser offers an audio reminder to its user inside the home to remind them on their medication. A functioning reminder in home as well as outdoors is necessary to prevent non-adherence to medication. The user satisfaction of the Medido and requirements for an improved system were researched using an online survey and interviews for both elderly and caregivers. The reminder of the Medido was experienced as efficient. However, reminders were missed, because the signal was not heard in every room of the house. As a solution to this problem noise amplifiers can be placed in rooms were the audio signal is missed. Different types of outdoor reminders can be applied, but these reminders should adhere design guidelines based on user requirements of the target group. Outdoor reminding is possible with the proposed design of a smart pill bottle that was preferred most by both elderly and caregivers. The smart pill bottle meets the design guidelines and takes over the tasks from the Medido for a maximum period of 24 hours.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Clients:
Ecare Innovatie B.V., Hengelo, Netherlands
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:44 medicine
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/75577
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