Automatic medication dispenser


Instructables user janw writes:

A lot of people, especially elderly people, take a lot medication on a daily basis to stay as healthy as possible. Some of that medication needs to be taken on a exact time, or they don’t function as well. So I decided to make a machine that automatically gives the right pills at the right moment and also sounds an alarm so that the person who needs those pills knows it’s time for his or her medication.

4 thoughts on “Automatic medication dispenser

  1. This could be very useful, and let me suggest an additional feature: detect that the pills have been taken (or at least removed from the bin). If they are not then an additional alarm might be sent to a Twitter feed for relatives or caregivers.

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