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Konstruktion av pillerdosaenhet
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Industrial Engineering & Management.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Design of a pill box unit (English)
Abstract [en]

To tackle the problem of poor adherence to medication, pill boxes are manufactured to help patients store and organise their pills. Unfortunately, pill boxes alone cannot aide people with memory difficulties to improve their adherence to medication. A solution to this problem is to improve pill boxes by integrating technology. Technology makes it possible to have audio signals, as well as light signals, in a pill box, which can remind the users of their dosing times. The purpose of this report is to design a pill box unit, which together with an already designed watch unit from the company Victrix AB, will form a lockable dosing system. The pill box unit itself should be able to facilitate medication intake for people with disabilities in their hands, among other disabilities and diagnoses, as well as for the visually impaired. Interviews were conducted with potential users of a dosing system to identify the product requirements of a pill box. These requirements were used to generate different concepts. From the concepts developed, two were chosen for further development and design in CAD. The results from the study were Dosis, a pill box with an automatic locking function, and Medix, a pill box with a manual locking function, which together meet all the set requirements. Due to the limitations imposed on the design, in correlation with the requirements that were set, the study could not design a concept of a pill box that could solely meet all the requirements.

Abstract [sv]

För att förhindra underdosering vid medicinering av läkemedel tillverkas dosetter, ett förvaringsutrymme för tabletter. Dessvärre hjälper inte endast ett förvaringsutrymme för att människor med minnessvårigheter ska komma ihåg att inta sin medicinering. En lösning till detta problem är doseringssystem, vilket påminner användare om deras doseringstillfällen med hjälp av en ljudsignal.

Syftet med denna rapport är att konstruera en pillerdosaenhet, som tillsammans med en redan formgiven klockenhet från företaget Victrix AB, ska bilda ett låsbart tablettdoseringssystem. Pillerdosaenheten i sig ska kunna underlätta tablettintag för personer med, bland annat, handikapp i händerna och för synskadade. Intervjuer med potentiella användare för ett tablettdoseringssystem genomfördes för att identifiera de krav som ställs på en dosett. Kraven användes sedan för att generera olika koncept. Utifrån de framställda koncepten valdes två, ett med manuell låsfunktion och ett med en automatisk låsfunktion, för att vidareutvecklas och sedan konstrueras i CAD.

Resultatet blev Dosis med automatisk låsfunktion och Medix med manuell låsfunktion, som tillsammans kan uppfylla alla ställda krav på produkten. På grund av begränsningar som sattes på konstruktionen, i samband med kravställningen, kunde studien inte komma fram till en enskild pillerdosa som kunde uppfylla samtliga krav.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 68
Keywords [en]
Bachelor thesis, Thesis, Mechanical engineering, Uppsala University, Design, Product development, Pill box, Pill box unit, Medication
Keywords [sv]
Examensarbete, Maskinteknik, Kandidatuppsats, Uppsala Universitet, Konstruktion, Design, Produktutveckling, Pillerdosa, Dosett, Pillerdosaenhet, Medicinering
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-388718ISRN: UTH-INGUTB-EX-M-2019/003-SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-388718DiVA, id: diva2:1335046
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Bachelor Programme in Mechanical Engineering
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Available from: 2019-07-04 Created: 2019-07-03 Last updated: 2019-07-04Bibliographically approved

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