The Capshell is an intelligent medication storage that will eliminate the ever increasing non adherence tendency amongst the elderly. This portable and elegant tool reminds the user to take their medications at a preset time and will record the intervals of taking medications. The schedule of Capshell will be set by a pharmacist according to the requirements of a particular individual, loads the storage on a weekly basis and ensures whether the patient is taking his or her medications timely. By adopting Capshell, the elderly community will surely be able to reduce the number of mistakes they are doing regarding taking their medications.
How it works:
The Capshell is a medication storage device that records when medication was taken and alerts the user at the correct intervals programmed by the pharmacist. If not attended to, then via Bluetooth an SMS alert is sent out to the users phone.
The outer shell slides round, revealing the corresponding opening for the time of day. This eliminates the use of the pinch grip by enabling the medication to easily fall into the palm of the user’s ready hand.
The user reloads the Capshell daily by removing the inner capsule and replacing it with a new one. Each capsule holder has the name of the day on the circular end.
The memory chip in the casing records what time the case has been opened. This information is logged for reference so that the health care professional can monitor if needed. The following week, the user returns to the pharmacist to reload the containers and the pharmacist can check the data. The pharmacist checks whether the user has been able to access the medication and at what times, and whether the user has missed any intervals.
A doctor would also be able to check the device for the same purpose. The recording device in the product assists the doctor in keeping accurate patient records. If the patient’s symptoms have not improved with a prescription, the doctor can discover whether it is due to the choice of medication or if it because of incorrect medical adherence on the patient’s behalf.
Autovelo electric bike offers a comprehensive short distance electric bike aiming to make it less driving and more riding experience by featuring a comfortable and convenience drivetrain. The design concentrates on automotive seating position by featuring similar seating arrangement of a car through identical back angle, seat height, and foot position. Entry and exit have been simplified through low-stepover frame and riders can put their feet on the ground easily. The front wheel drive is another unique feature of the bike. The 20 inch wheel has made the wheelbase compact, allowing for easy and quick handling for the riders. An electric motor has been placed inside the rear wheel and the battery is neatly mounted below the frame, making it an ideal electric cycling platform.
MIT Media Lab has unveiled a full scale version of future Hiriko stackable electric citycar at the European Unioin Commission headquarters on January 24, 2012. This car is commercialized by a group of automotive suppliers in the Basque region of Spain based on the concepts developed by MIT Media Lab CityCar, a folding chassis that occupies only small footprint when parked, the ability to spin on its axis, drive by wire control, front entry and egress, robot wheels with integrated electric drive motor, suspension and braking. MIT Media Lab has teamed up with Denokinn, an industrial sponsor from Vitoria, Spain, to do in depth research for Hiriko design and technology to make it possible to be commercialized by the industry.
At first sight, it reminds us to BRB Evolution concept folding car by Daniel Bailey but this citycar design is simpler while still elevates your riding experience. Hiriko stackable electric citycar is a two-passenger vehicle with capability to fold to minimize its parking footprint. Utilizing innovative technology called Robot Wheels, these Robot Wheel modules are controlled electronically using by-wire systems and attached to four corners of the foldable chassis. In this way, each Robot Wheel can be independently controlled to make it possible to execute tight maneuvers which are definitely helpful when you drive this vehicle in cities.
This electric vehicle also eliminates traditional drivetrain elements such as transmission, gasoline engine and gearboxes, freeing up some space for folding linkages. When Hiriko folded, there are 3 Hiriko stackable electric citycars that can fit one traditional parking space, pretty efficient parking solution we must say, especially in crowded cities. Using the latest lithium-ion battery technologies developed by the industry, this CityCar can go over 100km in one charge.
Hiriko stackable electric citycar could be our future of urban mobility, it provides great solutions to mobility issues especially in crowded cities.