Robots@NUS Projects

Pill Shaker

Elderly heavily depend on their medications to keep them healthy, but complex medication regime has led to various mistakes such as missing doses, taking incorrect amounts, or taking medicines at the wrong times. These mistakes could lead to an unnecessary doctor or hospital visits, illness and even death. Based on a study, approximately 1 out of 10 hospital admissions are the result of the incorrect use of medications. Besides, not taking medications correctly can have serious consequences, including increased discomfort, inadequate disease prevention and possibly even death. As such, we have decided to build an easy and accessible pill sorter and dispenser which help the elderly to consume their medicine at the right timings and doses. This will also assure the caregivers that the elderly have consumed the correct medication.