[MEDS] – Prototype II Final Report: [Medicine Expiration/refill Data System]

Introduction:

Our senior design project is about MEDS (Medicine Expiration/refill Data System). This project will assist patients by notifying them when a medication needs a refill or is about to expire. MEDS will use a touchscreen to populate the patient’s personal database with every medicine that is added to his medicine cabinet. The system will control the expiration date and the refill date for each medication and display the result on the touchscreen integrated on the device. MEDS will be a stand-alone device to be placed near the medicine cabinet or in any suitable and visible location to the patient or patients can carry it everywhere he goes .When a medicine that had been properly added to the device’s database is about to expire (30 days early notification) or run-out, MEDS will sound a buzzer alarm and display the medicine name and condition (expired, or refill) on the touchscreen.

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), eighty two people die each day as a result of unintentional poisoning and another 1,941 are also treated in emergency departments daily and the number is one the rise. A poison is considered any substance including medications that is harmful to your body if to much is ingested, inhaled, injected, or absorbed through the skin.

Description:

What did you build? How did you build it? Be as specific as possible. Include pictures and or video that directly illustrate description. Give enough explanation that somebody of your capabilities could duplicate your results. A step-by-step set outline of what you did is appropriate. Do not cut and paste your code into this post but do attach all code that you used.

  1.  We built the codes to set up the reminder and refill lights ON and OFF. we also built two lights using arduino.
              Codes For Light on and off
 
      2. Testing for pressure ,and then printing  X and Y coordinates.
               
         codes for testing
 
      3. We bought the box and made some changes like holes and some  cuts.
              
 
      4. We  still have been working to implement an alphanumeric keyboard and record the pulsations on a file and Producing an output based on the input captured by the same touchscreen. We came up with some sample codes.
          codes for touchscreen

 http://www.microcodes.info/2-8-18-bit-lcd-touchscreen-improved-accuracy-20645.html

AC Adapter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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holes of a box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2.8" TFT Touchscreen (I/p and O/p Device)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

making abox 

Parts used:

  1. 2.8″ TFT Touchscreen (I/p and O/p Device)
  2. arduino 
  3. Light 
  4. AC Adapter 
  5. Boxes
  6. push button 
  7. Memory shield
  8. Buzzer 
  9. Visual alarm (led based flash)
  10. standard interface  USB 2.0 Hi Speed
  11. 9v Battery backup 

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Reflection:

Questions to consider: What worked about your project? What didn’t work? What would you do differently? Now that you built the project, do you think there was a better way to solve the problem? If you were to expand your project in the future, what would you do next?

For Prototype I, We built the memory shield and we are not able to use it due to difficulties building our data bases. However, we were able to come up with sample prototype consists of two lights, one is the refill and the other is reminder and the push button to acknowledge that a person has taken his medicine. The reminder is set by counter for everyday dosage and the time reach 20 times or dosage, the refill light will come on to remind the person that he has to take pills left.

There are some problems with the original design that we are addressing. The first one has to do with communicating the website (databases) and the box. we were able to build the codes to set up the reminder and refill lights ON and OFF .An update to the design was made by the group that we planned to add to the second prototype was the addition of a touchscreen to the original design and that will change the project completely .

For Prototype II

We bought the box and we made some changes on it (holes,cuts),next semester we will create  the CATIA design for the box, and start working with the 3d cutter. We have been working to implement an alphanumeric keyboard and record the pulsations on a file and Producing an output based on the input captured by the same touchscreen. We will take a programming class this summer so that it will help us more and also we would like to request to meet with Prof. Harrison for a couple of times during the summer with reference to the programming/libraries implementation.Working toward the design of the project, we are always willing to look at anything that’s brought to our attention. Whatever suggestion we are given, we will take the time to at least think about what impact it may have.

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