Med Vault – Pill dispensing device that prevents over dosage and abuse of drugs
Drug overdose due to addiction is a major concern these days and to curb this problem a group of students from Brigham Young University have developed a new age pill dispenser that stops any such motives. The tamper proof medicine regulation device called Med Vault only dispenses painkillers based on the pharmacist’s instructions and in no way permits over dosage by the patient. The device is capable of dispensing any kind or size of pill and has to be connected to a computer via the USB port so that an authorized pharmacist can access and load the pills into the dispenser. The software created for this pill dispensing device is used by the pharmacist to specify how many and at what time the pills can be dispensed by the user.
After Med Vault is disconnected from the computer it automatically locks and dispenses pills strictly according to the instructions. To make things full proof even further, the user has to enter an access code on the dispenser each time a pill needs to be dispensed.
Med Vault is currently in prototype stage and Chris Blackburn, Las Vegas paramedic and president of Blackstone, who is sponsor for the Med Vault device team has filed a patent for this intuitive device.