Journal article

Assisted Medication Management in Elderly Care Using Miniaturised Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

S Klakegg, J Goncalves, A Visuri, C Luo, A Popov, N van Berkel, Z Sarsenbayeva, V Kostakos, S Hosio, S Savage, A Bykov, I Meglinski, D Ferreira

Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies | ACM Press | Published : 2018

Abstract

Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) measures the light reflected from objects to infer highly detailed information about their molecular composition. Traditionally, NIRS has been an instrument reserved for laboratory usage, but recently affordable and smaller devices for NIRS have proliferated. Pairing this technology with the ubiquitous smartphone opens up a plethora of new use cases. In this paper, we explore one such use case, namely medication management in a nursing home/elderly care centre. First, we conducted a qualitative user study with nurses working in an elderly care centre to examine the protocols and workflows involved in administering medication, and the nurses' perceptions on u..

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