An electronic pillbox for continuous monitoring of medication adherence

Tamara L. Hayes, John M. Hunt, Andre Adami, Jeffrey A. Kaye

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Abstract

We have developed an instrumented pillbox, called a MedTracker, which allows monitoring of medication adherence on a continuous basis. This device improves on existing systems by providing mobility, frequent and automatic data collection, more detailed information about non-adherence and medication errors, and the familiar interface of a 7-day drug store pillbox. We report on the design of the MedTracker, and on the results of a field trial in 39 homes to evaluate the device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06
Pages6400-6403
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Aug 30 2006Sep 3 2006

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

Other28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period8/30/069/3/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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    Hayes, T. L., Hunt, J. M., Adami, A., & Kaye, J. A. (2006). An electronic pillbox for continuous monitoring of medication adherence. In 28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06 (pp. 6400-6403). [4029611] (Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2006.260367