Project

Sensepad Medication Monitor

This project addresses the need for friendlier solutions to the issue of medication compliance. Sensepad is a portable platform which can automatically identify, sense, and track the medications which are placed on it. Information is provided to the user via a graphical display embedded into the sensing surface. By monitoring how often the medications are used, this interface can provide the patient and/or doctor with a usage history and warn the patient about possible adverse drug interactions. Future versions of this device will also be able to count pills and connect to the Internet via a modem or two-way pager.

This project addresses the need for friendlier solutions to the issue of medication compliance. Sensepad is a portable platform which can automatically identify, sense, and track the medications which are placed on it. Information is provided to the user via a graphical display embedded into the sensing surface. By monitoring how often the medications are used, this interface can provide the patient and/or doctor with a usage history and warn the patient about possible adverse drug interactions. Future versions of this device will also be able to count pills and connect to the Internet via a modem or two-way pager.