System for alerting against adverse drug reaction

Tang, Derek
Hui, Jack
Mclean, Roger
Wong, Simon
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In this short paper we outline a newly developed system for adverse drug reactions. The purpose of this system is to alert users when to take their medication and to supply information about the drugs such as conflicts with other medications. The design consists of two devices; a stationary device and a portable device. The stationary device updates information and refills the inventory of portable device. Several iterations of the design process were necessary to achieve the best results for the system. A software simulation of the design was used to test whether the functionality met the requirements and to develop the algorithm for testing drug interactions. After extensive testing of the limitations and restrictions to place on our design, the end result seems to be fairly promising and should achieve its goals with relative ease.

Created in fulfillment of the course requirements for ENGG*3100 Engineering and Design III. This course combines the knowledge gained in the advanced engineering and basic science courses with the design skills taught in ENGG*1100 and ENGG*2100 in solving open-ended problems. These problems are related to the student's major. Additional design tools are presented, including model simulation, sensitivity analysis, linear programming, knowledge-based systems and computer programming. Complementing these tools are discussions on writing and public speaking techniques, codes, safety issues, environmental assessment and professional management. These topics are taught with the consideration of available resources and cost.
data management, alarm systems, drugs, tracking