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Designing an assistive technology for a transgenerational population: the product development process

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Title: Designing an assistive technology for a transgenerational population: the product development process
Author(s): Cao, Teng
Advisor(s): McDonagh, Deana
Department / Program: Art & Design
Discipline: Art and Design
Degree Granting Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree: M.F.A.
Genre: Thesis
Subject(s): medication management pill dispenser and reminder portable user interface universal design
Abstract: It is a fact that most people will forget to take their dose on time due to time pressure, multi-tasking, amnesia etc. Considering people’s age, the problem will become more severe due to the increased number of medications prescribed by doctors and the differing frequency they have to take each of those medications per day. An additional encumbrance on top of keeping track of each of the doses is a person’s disability such as impaired hearing, vision and memory. While there are a large number of pill organizers on the market, they are either too large with complex computer-aided systems or too simple without enough accommodating functions. The value of this thesis is that a portable pill dispenser and reminder with simple but intuitive interface will be developed to assist medication users while they are unable to access their home pill dispenser because of working, traveling and outdoor activity.
Issue Date: 2010-08-31
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/16972
Rights Information: Copyright 2010 Teng Cao
Date Available in IDEALS: 2010-08-31
2012-09-07
Date Deposited: 2010-08
 

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