Continuous Activity Monitoring and Intelligent Contextual Prompting to Improve Medication Adherence

  title={Continuous Activity Monitoring and Intelligent Contextual Prompting to Improve Medication Adherence},
  author={John Lundell and T. L. Hayes and Sengul Vurgun and Umut Ozertem and Janna C. Kimel and Jane Kaye and Farzin Guilak and Michael Pavel},
  journal={2007 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society},
Poor medication adherence is a serious medical problem, particularly in older adults. Various solutions have been developed to remind people to take their medications, but these systems are usually simple time-based alarm systems that are not particularly effective. We describe a system that is context aware, and that utilizes information about past patterns of behavior plus the current context to provide prompts at the appropriate time and place. A case study from our initial deployment of the… CONTINUE READING
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