Design and Functioning of Automated Medicine Dispensing Module
Kunal Agrawal1, Jil Jain2, Vrutant Shah3, Gargi Chauhan4, Piyush Surani5

1Kunal Agarwal*, Mechanical Engineering, Indus University, Ahmedabad, India.
2Jil Jain, Mechanical Engineering, Indus University, Ahmedabad, India.
3Vrutant Shah, Mechanical Engineering, Indus University, Ahmedabad, India.
4Gargi Chauhan, Mechanical Engineering, Indus University, Ahmedabad, India.
5Piyush Surani, Mechanical Engineering, Indus University, Ahmedabad, India.

Manuscript received on April 01, 2021. | Revised Manuscript received on April 09, 2021. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2021. | PP: 120-123 | Volume-10 Issue-4, April 2021. | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijeat.D23880410421| DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.D2388.0410421
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Abstract: In a world where technology has bridged the gap between people communicating to reducing human efforts and improving efficiency, the problem that major hospitals & pharmacies face is i.e. lack of staff & resources. As per the survey conducted by LANCET[1], India faces a significant shortage in medical staff which leads to patients being unattended for several hours. This problem can be solved if the tasks per staff member is reduced and one such way is by reducing their repetitive movement from the patient’s room to the pharmacy for giving the medicines to the patient. This effort can be reduced by creating a remotely located machine which can be placed at the right place to dispense medicines automatically. This reduces the extra movements and hence provides them the time to do tasks that are of more importance. Although the concept of an automated medicine dispensing unit is not new, it is something that if built and implemented, can provide aid to patients in developing countries. 
Keywords: Height Adjustment Part, Hopper mechanism, Medicinal Data Analysis, Medicine Dispensing Module, Spring Slider Mechanism.