HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Guest Blogs
Students Invent a Device to Save the Elderly
4/4/2014

< Previous   Image 4 of 4   

Electrical troubleshooting.
Electrical troubleshooting.

< Previous   Image 4 of 4   

Return to Article

View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Debera Harward
User Rank
Silver
Re: Not only the old are forgetful.
Debera Harward   5/6/2014 1:49:40 AM
NO RATINGS
Wirtel , i agree with you it is not hard and fast rule that this device will be used by elderly people but anyone who has propblem in taking medicines even there are people who have psychlogical issues in taking medicines they think taking medicines will make them more sick and depressed so they skip but this device is really helpfull for every one .

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: ELDERLY
Cabe Atwell   4/30/2014 6:46:56 PM
NO RATINGS
Students are incredible when it comes to ingenious design projects. Just look at Jack Andraka who created a simple pancreatic cancer test that can help save thousands of lives.

It's what no responsibilities can buy!

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: ELDERLY
Charles Murray   4/23/2014 6:41:57 PM
NO RATINGS
I experienced the same thing with my aunt, bobjengr. Kudos to these students for developing a solution!

Mr. Wirtel
User Rank
Gold
Not only the old are forgetful.
Mr. Wirtel   4/22/2014 11:48:48 AM
NO RATINGS
  This is a great idea that solves a real problem. However, I think this is a problem that affects more than just elderly people. As one who was conditioned to take medicine only in response to being or at least feeling sick I still have difficulty remembering daily pills when I feel totally normal. When it is part of my normal routine, it is no problem, but when something knocks that routine off schedule my daily blood pressure medication often becomes an afterthought.

Debera Harward
User Rank
Silver
Re: Certainly a great design project
Debera Harward   4/9/2014 3:25:06 AM
NO RATINGS
William, As you said about the user friendly interface definitely if this project succeeds then in future the interface can be changed and make it more user friendly .What matters initially is the purpose and when it is serving the basic purpose in future everything can be done to make it user friendly .

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Certainly a great design project
William K.   4/7/2014 11:11:43 AM
NO RATINGS
Thgis is indeed an example of a well thought out design project that can deliver actual value. It appears to solve a real problem with reasonable solutions, so that is quite worthwhile. These attributes certainly validate the value of the program for involving students in engineering.

What I did not see was very much about the user interface, especially the setup process, which is sort of critical to the functionality. More details would have enhanced the value of the posting to others is what I mean.

BUt it is a quite interesting posting, thanks for sharing it.

Debera Harward
User Rank
Silver
Re: ELDERLY
Debera Harward   4/7/2014 10:30:29 AM
NO RATINGS
That is really great and it makes us feel proud by seeing what our young engineers are doing . Taking medicine dosage on time is a big issue for elderly people if ths system helps them not to skip a single dose definitely it will be an awsome work because in some cases skipping just a single dose can be very harmfull. 

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: ELDERLY
Elizabeth M   4/7/2014 4:23:17 AM
NO RATINGS
I am consistently impressed with the ingenuity of young engineers today, and this project is no exception. This is great, and your reason for embarking on the project is a noble one. My father is 80 and has a reminder box for taking his medications, but this solution would be a big help. Good luck with your future plans for it and other projects!

Daniyal_Ali
User Rank
Platinum
Re: ELDERLY
Daniyal_Ali   4/6/2014 7:17:27 AM
NO RATINGS
This is awesome guys. I appreciate your hard work and devotion for doing something for our elderly community. It's a very common problem being faced by almost every household.
Missing a dosage of a medication can sometimes lead to severity of the illness and this device solves the issue perfectly. I am looking forward to get my hands on this device, so that i can hand this over to my grandparents as soon as possible. Keep up the good work.

bobjengr
User Rank
Platinum
ELDERLY
bobjengr   4/5/2014 8:16:36 PM
NO RATINGS
Excellent post and great work.  My parents are 91 years old and this problem is the top of the list when it comes to care giving.  The pill box is not really the answer because the "patent" has to remember to take the pills.  Prior to my parents moving into assisted living, I would go to their house on Sunday evening and load their pill boxes.  As well and good--right?  Well not hardly.  Effectiveness of medications is dependent upon taking the medication.  This device seems to solve that problem.  I might add this is an excellent problem to tackle.  Great work and thank you for the post.  

Partner Zone
More Blogs from Guest Blogs
The age of touch could soon come to an end. From smartphones and smartwatches, to home devices, to in-car infotainment systems, touch is no longer the primary user interface. Technology market leaders are driving a migration from touch to voice as a user interface.
Soft starter technology has become a way to mitigate startup stressors by moderating a motor’s voltage supply during the machine start-up phase, slowly ramping it up and effectively adjusting the machine’s load behavior to protect mechanical components.
Despite the astronomical benefits offered by 3D modeling, it is quite surprising that nearly 75% of the manufacturing industries still perform design operations using 2D CAD systems. What is the reason that keeps companies hesitant from adopting 3D technology?
Energy harvesting in particular seems to be moving at an accelerating pace. We now seem to be at a point where it is possible to run low-power systems primarily from energy harvesting sources. This is a big shift from even just a couple of years ago. Three key trends seem to have accelerated this dramatic shift.
ABI Research, a firm based in the UK that specializes in analyzing global connectivity and other emerging technologies, estimates there will be 40.9 billion active wirelessly interconnected “things” by 2020. The driving force is the usual suspect: the Internet of Things.
Design News Webinar Series
3/31/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
5/7/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
May 4 - 8, Designing Low Power Systems using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Last Archived Class
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service