University students developed an IoT-enabled smart pill dispenser to modernize pill management systems using Microchip’s AVR IoT board.
Learn how IoT-enabled smart pill dispensers leverage Microchip’s AVR-IoT WA board and MPLAB® X IDE to help in delivering the wireless connection, simplicity, and effectivity to the connection process for embedded applications connecting to AWS.
One of the projects of the Makers UPV team was the development of an intelligent pill dispenser prototype, which leveraged Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT connectivity to deliver medications to patients in their homes while enabling healthcare professionals to configure dosages and monitor their distribution. This development has stemmed from the desire to fully improve the process of pill management to ease the burden on the elderly, family, and medical professionals. These improvements would be replacing the manual efforts of refilling canisters as well as the need for checking quantity by the healthcare provider themselves, this led the team to look at automation and analyze how it could provide solutions to this process from healthcare professional to end consumer. Their solution involves remote dosage control, better user interfaces, smart sorting mechanisms, cloud connectivity, and real-time reporting.