Abstract: Uncontrolled medicine administration can always show unpropitious effects on the health of the patients. The proposed system is designed to help the patients to take the required medicine in the right quantity at the right time. The basic ideology is, integrating the principle of LCD, messaging system, buzzer along with motor driver circuit on a normal pill box. To make it more state-of-the-art, it is inbuilt with a GSM module for alerting the patient at the needed instant. This project presents a Smart Medicine Reminder Box (SMR) prototype. The main purpose of this system is to help the patients, primarily seniors, take their medications on time in an easy way without the possibility of missing pills, also reduce the risk of over or under dosing accidentally. Not taking medications correctly can have serious consequences such as delayed recovery, illness and even death. The smart medicine Reminder Box (SMR) could solve such problems by informing and alerting the patients to take the appropriate dose at the right time. Also, it provides direct communication between the patients and the care givers as it will immediately notify the care giver in case the patient missed his/her pill. In addition, SMR provides the user with a touch interface available as an application on their smartphone which will allow them to remotely manage and control pill schedules and usage data.
Keywords: SMR. GSM, medication adherence, pill box, motor driver circuit, medication
| DOI: 10.17148/IJARCCE.2022.11152