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The Automatic Medication Dispenser

Shared by tmmramalho on 2014-11-06 19:01

About the solution

Janw wanted to make something for the health contest, but he had no clue where to start until his girlfriend got ill and noticed him how easily she forgot to take her prescripted medication.

Since a lot of people, especially elderly people, take a lot medication on a daily basis to stay as healthy as possible he decided to make a machine that automatically gives the right pills at the right moment and also sounds an alarm so that the person who needs those pills knows it's time for his or her medication.

The 'machine' has seven drums (one for each day of the week) with four compartments that you can fill with your medication. When filled, you put them back in the machine and connect them to it.

On the front of the machine is a lcd-screen and two buttons. There you can set the time and date and program when you need the medication. When it is time for your medication, the machine drops the correct pills and sounds an alarm until you take the pills and push a button. After that it goes back to "sleep" until the next alarm.

You will find a detailed description as to how to make one on Instructables:

You can also watch a demo here:

This solution shall not include mention to the use of drugs, chemicals or biologicals (including food); invasive devices; offensive, commercial or inherently dangerous content. This solution was not medically validated. Proceed with caution! If you have any doubts, please consult with a health professional.

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About the author

Janw is a 34 yearls old dutch man mainly interested in music, food and electronics but he likes to read and learn about a lot more than that so he invented some gadgets related to that.

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