Mobile Pill Dispenser

 
 
The project was completed in 2015

 
- Development of flexible pill dispense that e.g. reminds citizens about medication intake and administers flexibly both volume and number of doses.

20140224_pilledispenserWrong medication dosage and oversights in terms of medication intake are two of the major adverse events in healthcare. Several studies indicate that only half of the patients take their medication exactly as prescribed, which is a major reason for many readmissions.

 

There are a variety of technologies in the market with the aim of making patients take their medication as prescribed. This is particularly the case with stationary pill dispensers, but also some small wireless pill dispensers. The problem with several of the wireless solutions is that they do not take into account the need for variable dosages, that they look very clinical (and thus exhibit the patient's illness in his/her own home), and they are difficult to handle both during filling and dispensing.

 

Vision

Through the project "Wireless pill dispenser ", Patient@home thus addresses the big social and socioeconomic incentive that calls for a more secure and proper medication method.

 

The vision of the project is generally to minimise medication errors through improved compliance - thus improving the patient's ability to follow a given prescription. This will minimise the number of hospitalizations due to medication errors . The vision is also to create greater confidence among medicated citizens that need to be reminded of their medication intakes - particularly in relation to strength and number.

 

Expected Results

The vision will be achieved through the development of a wireless pill dispenser that takes into different dosing needs into account, is flexible, easy to handle and discreet in appearance. This will be developed based on the inclusion of medicated citizens , their families and health professionals.

 

The goal is that at the end of the project the wireless pill dispenser have become a commercial product that can be sold internationally by Astrid Leisner & Son.

The project is based on the results and experiences achieved in the partnerships UNIQUE and LiveWell , where Astrid Leisner & Son and Technological Institute have made requirement investigations and a idea catalogue.

 
Contact PersonJørgen 
                Løkkegaard

Jørgen  Løkkegaard

Director, Health and Human Interaction Technologies Innovation Manager in Patient@home


Teknologisk Institut, Center for Velfærds- og Interaktionsteknologi

Email:  LOADEMAIL[jld]DOMAIN[dti.dk]

Tel:      +45 7220 2170

Partners

Astrid Leisner og Søn

Sune Erik  Leisner

Email:  LOADEMAIL[sune]DOMAIN[leisner.dk]

Tel:      +45 2763 3150

Web:   http://www.leisner.dk/

Teknologisk Institut, Center for Velfærds- og Interaktionsteknologi

Jørgen  Løkkegaard

Email:  LOADEMAIL[jld]DOMAIN[dti.dk]

Tel:      +45 7220 2170

Web:   http://teknologisk.dk