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Dosell a novel automated remotely steered multi-drug dispenser for patient home use

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Coordinator MEDIRÄTT AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration July 2017 - December 2017
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

Dosell a novel automatic drug dispenser for home care personnel or/and relatives. Dosell supports medical compliance of patients on multiple drug schedule, reminding the patient when it’s time to take the medicine and alarms the patient and caregivers when he/she misses. The study showed that Dosell worked well, in patient´s homes according to given instruktions.

Expected effects and result

Dosell, an automatic remote controlled drugdispenser, was tested in the patient´s homes during two month 2017, 325 dispenses were registred. At 320 of these occasions Dosell preformed excellently, but failed at 5 occasions. The error was identified as an electronic bug, The reliability was 98,5 %.

Planned approach and implementation

Five Dosell-prototypes were tested by four general practitioners and four district health nurses during October and November 2017 in patient´s homes. The age of the patients varied from 69 to 75 years, 75% were women. By daily monitoring the reability of Dosell was registred concerning the delivery of drugs. The alarm was tested >20 without any error.

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Last updated 5 February 2019

Reference number 2017-05073

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