TR-IIS-06-006    Fulltext


Compliance Enforcement of Temporal and Dosage Constraints

P. H. Tsai, H. C. Yeh, C. Y. Yu, P. C. Hsiu, C. S. Shih, and J. W. S. Liu*

Abstract

Medication dispensers treated in this paper are designed to improve medication compliance by individual users who take medications at homes and over long periods of time. The paper first presents an overview of medication specifications that define directions and constraints for dispensers and dispenser components that administer medications as specified. When given a specification, the dispenser scheduler checks for consistency and feasibility of constraints defined by the specification and schedules medications to meet the constraints. Several basic algorithms needed for these purposes are described and evaluated.

 

Copyright @ May 2006
The paper has been submitted to IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium, December 2006