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A touchscreen-equipped medicine case as a medical interface for assisting an elderly person in medication management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22255543     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this paper, we propose a new intelligent medicine case with a home medical interface (iMec G2) to assist an elderly recipient in taking his/her medicine adequately. A touchscreen was equipped in the front surface of the iMec which was tilted backward. The home medical interface for self-medication support was displayed on the touchscreen and handled by the recipient's fingers. The elderly recipient could confirm the information related to his/her prescription by touching a virtual medicine and could contact a recipient's caregiver by clicking an icon if necessary. The new iMec recognized medicine in its storage cartridge by an improved image processing method and evaluated the adequacy of dosage and dosing timing. By an experiment, we verified that the iMec G2 was able to create the home medical interface correctly and indicate a particular medicine which should be taken.
Takuo Suzuki; Yuta Jose; Yasushi Nakauchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  1557-170X     ISO Abbreviation:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-18     Completed Date:  2012-06-18     Revised Date:  2014-08-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101243413     Medline TA:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5335-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Drug Packaging / instrumentation*
Drug Therapy, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation*
Electronic Prescribing*
Equipment Design
Equipment Failure Analysis
Reminder Systems / instrumentation*
User-Computer Interface*

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