quoted in this UX magazine article: ”Why UX Designers need to think like Architects”
This quote doesn’t universally apply to all kinds of work, but I vibe with it really hard. So hard that I take this sentiment as both a way to measure if I’ve done a job well and as a measure of whether I’m doing the right kind of work.
6. Medication Management
“Smart” medication bottles remotely monitor and automatically alert patients on their adherence to prescribed medication. According to a 2012 report in the Annals of Internal Medicine, lack of medication adherence as the estimated cause of 125,000 deaths in the United States alone. It was also cited as the reason for at least 10% of hospitalizations and a cost of between $100 billion to $289 billion annually to the US healthcare system. This technology between wireless pill bottles and its servers will help patients, physicians, and the pharmaceutical industry ensure medication compliance, preventing drug abuse, further illness, and death.
potentially really complicated, but it would be great to see an automated medication dispenser that took control of the whole process of taking medication.
Complicated because, among other things, pharmacies would have to associate instructions with the patient. IoT drug dispensers would have to access an encrypted API w/ drug instructions.)