Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha PII2I09-0127-2321

From April, 2009 to May, 2010.

Care-dependent people need assistance to carry out the normal daily activities. A situation that many of these people have to face up is going to the doctor in order to obtain the needed drugs' prescriptions. This work presents a proposal to enable patients getting prescriptions from home, avoiding going to the health-care center. With the aim of achieving a natural user interaction, something necessary because of the physical and mental limitations of care-dependent people, we have adapted Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. Using a NFC-enabled mobile phone, the user interacts with different tags to obtain the required services in an easy way.

The following scenarios have been developed:

  • Shopping list. Care-dependent people can order their daily shopping by using NFC mobile phone and RFID Tags distributed in a tag panel.
  • Delivery food. Care-dependent people can order meals in the same way as before.
  • Family calls. By using the same philosophy, a person could make a call by using the NFC phone and a photo of the relative which integrates a tag.
  • Mobile prescription. Many of care-dependent people have to face up is going to the doctor in order to obtain the needed drugs' prescriptions. This work presents a proposal to enable patients getting prescriptions from home, avoiding going to the health-care center. With the aim of achieving a natural user interaction, something necessary because of the physical and mental limitations of care-dependent people, we have adapted Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.