The purpose of the project was to find out how suitable a smart pill dispenser with reminders and alarms was for the purposes of the home care services of the City of Oulu. Ways in which the smart pill dispenser could be used to support and develop the operations of home care services were also studied.
The project was carried out in municipalities within the Oulu region as part of a City of Oulu project called Social Welfare and Health e-Services and Technology. OULLabs provided the PATIO discussion forum for collecting user experiences and feedback from the city’s home care nurses.
The project yielded useful development ideas, feedback and user experiences on the use and suitability of a smart pill dispenser for the purposes of home care services.