Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Indestructible pill dispenser
Not so fast, say some students at the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering.
At least one in 20 people somehow takes a drug meant for someone else. Sixteen thousand people a year die from prescription drugs.
The Johns Hopkins students have invented a tamper-resistant pill dispenser prototype with a fingerprint scanner to vertify the patient and then dispenses only the right amount at the right time.
You can drill it, stab it, or attack it with a drill.
It weighs two and a half pounds and is 9.25 inches high.
Still, if the patient is lying there, weak, and the nurse hands over the pills--well, you know Jackie.