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User Centered Design of a Pill Dispenser for the Elderly

  • Florian ReicheltEmail author
  • Peter Schmid
  • Thomas Maier
  • Nada Sahlab
  • Nasser Jazdi-Motlagh
  • Michael Weyrich
  • Gerd Meyer-Philippi
  • Günter Kalka
  • Manfred Matschke
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1026)

Abstract

The demographic change facing Germany and Europe leads to a growing importance of user-centered products for the elderly. Especially the increase of patient multimorbidity leads to a growing necessity of future healthcare solutions. In terms of medication management, a lack of reliable pill intake support for the elderly can be observed. This research project develops an approach for a fully automated pill management system. Special focus in this contribution lies on the user-centered design process for the elderly.

Keywords

Ambient Assisted Living Healthcare User-centered design Design for the elderly Pill dispenser 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The presented research is funded by Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand (ZIM). The goal of the 2 years research project is to develop an age-appropriate pill management system by combining hardware and software system components, which make it possible to considerably improve the medication management of multimorbid people.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Florian Reichelt
    • 1
    Email author
  • Peter Schmid
    • 1
  • Thomas Maier
    • 1
  • Nada Sahlab
    • 2
  • Nasser Jazdi-Motlagh
    • 2
  • Michael Weyrich
    • 2
  • Gerd Meyer-Philippi
    • 3
  • Günter Kalka
    • 3
  • Manfred Matschke
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Engineering Design and Industrial Design (IKTD), Department of Industrial Design EngineeringUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Industrial Automation and Software Engineering (IAS)University of StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  3. 3.CompWare Medical GmbHGernsheimGermany

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