Med-ManagerBy Callum, Alison; Shellborn, Natasha; Bakker, Heather; Girling, Christine; Munro, Andrew; RESNA 26th International Annual Conference 2003,
Publication Date: 2003
Paper describes the Med-Manager, which is a technology interface designed for individuals taking multiple medications who may experience difficulty remembering the details of their prescription. The Med-Manager is similar in size and shape to a personal digital assistant. All of the information in the device is stored on a smart media card, which the pharmacist is responsible for programming with each client’s unique information. The device alerts the client via sound, vibration, or flashing light as chosen by the user via three large buttons on top of the interface. This allows for individual alert preferences, and can accommodate people with various sensory disabilities. The memory card can be updated as prescriptions are changed, renewed, or finished. The authors contend that the Med-Manager provides the opportunity for individuals to maintain independence in medication management, and can decrease the likelihood of drug-related problems and adverse side effects.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)