A Smartphone Mediated Portable Intelligent Medicine Case for Medication Management Support

Suzuki, Takuo ;   Nakauchi, Yasushi

We developed an epoch-making portable intelligent medicine case for recipients who take medicine every day. The medicine case consists of a recipient's smartphone and a mirror-embedded pill organizer. The smartphone captures medicines in the storage compartments of the organizer by using its built-in camera. The positions and shapes of mirrors were optimized in order that the smartphone can confirm the whole spaces. The medicine case calculates changes caused by medications and approximates them by quadratic curves. If a fitted curve in a space was convex downward, the medicine case judged that there are medicines in the space.