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)
Pages (from-to)6400-6403
Number of pages4
JournalConference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Medication Adherence
Medication Errors
Equipment and Supplies
Monitoring
Pharmaceutical Preparations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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