PMD: Designing a Portable Medicine Dispenser for Persons Suffering from Alzheimer's Disease

In this paper we present the user-centred design of a medicine dispenser for persons suffering from Alzheimer's disease. The prototype was evaluated in two phases with two caregivers and two Alzheimer's patients. Caregivers evaluated the device positively. The Alzheimer's patients faced usability problems while completing tasks due to the virtual interaction medium of the medicine dispenser. However, patients and caregivers found the concept useful for medication intake.


Published in:
Computers Helping People With Special Needs, Proceedings, Pt 1, 6179, 332-335
Presented at:
12th International Conference, ICCHP 2010, Vienna, AUSTRIA, Jul 14-16, 2010
Year:
2010
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, Ms Ingrid Cunningham, 175 Fifth Ave, New York, Ny 10010 Usa
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