Author: Yuan-Jung Lai
Company: Taiwan Math/Science Circle (TWMC)
Elders are more susceptible to COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, and death compared to other population groups. When they attend regular medical assessments at larger hospitals with advanced hospitals, they are exposing themselves to many different pathogens and illnesses. The more elongated their period of stay, the higher the chance of an infection.
The Automated Medication Dispensing Machine (AMDM) can be used to quickly distribute medicine. The elders and others would be able to obtain their medicine quickly so they wouldn’t have to be exposed to the open hospital areas for an elongated period of time. The doctor would input the prescription into the app which would generate a QR code. The patient would receive the QR code via email and scan it at the machine which outputs the correct pills. The current model is a simplified version of the full machine.