Reminder to take medicine at the right time

Assistive device reminds user to take his medicine on time

Programmable unit
Programmable unit

Description
A programmable electric unit (made in-house) is connected to a solenoid switch. The switch sits on the kitchen drawer where the medicine dosette is stored (see photo no. 2). The unit is programmed to flash when it is time for the user to take medicine. When the user opens the kitchen drawer to get the dosette the unit stops flashing. The unit is located under the edge of the upper cabinet so it is easy to see (photo no. 1).

Users comments
The unit can be programmed to indicate how often and when to remind the user to take the medicine.

Made by
User’s brother (electrician)

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user and his brother

This tip is from 2006

Solenoid switch on kitchen drawer
Solenoid switch on kitchen drawer
Programmable unit (close-up)
Programmable unit (close-up)

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Adapted dosette
Adapted dosette
The dosette is useful for persons with impaired hand function.

Tipsare: Ragge

Ragge lives together with his wife in a house. He is developing ideas which make everyday life easier for himself and for others. He was injured in 1973 and has a high tetraplegia. He has homehelp 27 hours a week.