Title

Automatic Pill Dispenser

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Abstract/Artist Statement

The automatic pill dispenser is designed to remind people to take the prescribed medication at the appropriate time. It will assist nurses in dispensing the correct quantity of pills for an individual patient at specified times. This device will keep the drugs for an individual patient while having an alarm that will sound when it is time for the drug to be administered. An LCD screen will show the total amount of pills in the device along with the amount of pills to be dispensed. There will be an electronic motor that will rotate an arm and dispense the appropriate amount of pills. The LCD screen will decrease by one each time a pill is dispensed, keeping track the amount of pills currently in the container. The dispenser will have the capability to contain different compartments to dispense a variety of pills. Currently only one compartment is being assembled; however, additional compartments will be designed in a similar manner. These compartments will be able to stack together so multiple compartments may be used. If the medication were to change or if there is a buildup of pill residue, the compartments may be removed, washed with soap and water, and then a new drug may be administered.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

2-5-2009 2:00 PM

End Date

2-5-2009 3:30 PM

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Automatic Pill Dispenser

School of Engineering & Computer Science

The automatic pill dispenser is designed to remind people to take the prescribed medication at the appropriate time. It will assist nurses in dispensing the correct quantity of pills for an individual patient at specified times. This device will keep the drugs for an individual patient while having an alarm that will sound when it is time for the drug to be administered. An LCD screen will show the total amount of pills in the device along with the amount of pills to be dispensed. There will be an electronic motor that will rotate an arm and dispense the appropriate amount of pills. The LCD screen will decrease by one each time a pill is dispensed, keeping track the amount of pills currently in the container. The dispenser will have the capability to contain different compartments to dispense a variety of pills. Currently only one compartment is being assembled; however, additional compartments will be designed in a similar manner. These compartments will be able to stack together so multiple compartments may be used. If the medication were to change or if there is a buildup of pill residue, the compartments may be removed, washed with soap and water, and then a new drug may be administered.