Voice Assistant to Remind Pharmacologic Treatment in Elders

  • Manuel Jesús-AzabalEmail author
  • Javier Rojo
  • Enrique Moguel
  • Daniel Flores-Martin
  • Javier Berrocal
  • José García-Alonso
  • Juan M. Murillo
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1185)


Nowadays, the European population is dealing with a serious ageing increment. It is estimated that almost half the population will be over 65 in the next decades, involving society into a vital challenge. This context is specially impacting on the healthcare industry which is facing a significant increase in service and medicine petitions. Elders daily cope with multiple medicine doses, a complex scenario due to the difficult management of drugs and affected by other factors such as solitude or neglect. In this paper a solution is introduced: a voice assistant that reminds the daily pharmacologic dosage using an autonomous system that operates without internet connection.


Elder healthcare Medicine disposal Ambient assisted living Voice assistant 



This work has been partially funded by the 4IE Project (0045-4IE-4-P) and 4IE+ project (0499-4IE-PLUS-4-E) funded by the Interreg V-A Espańa-Portugal (POCTEP) 2014–2020 program, by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (RTI2018-094591-B-I00), by the Department of Economy and Infrastructure of the Government of Extremadura (GR18112, IB18030), and by the European Regional Development Fund.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel Jesús-Azabal
    • 1
    Email author
  • Javier Rojo
    • 1
  • Enrique Moguel
    • 1
  • Daniel Flores-Martin
    • 1
  • Javier Berrocal
    • 1
  • José García-Alonso
    • 1
  • Juan M. Murillo
    • 1
  1. 1.Quercus Software Engineering GroupUniversity of ExtremaduraCáceresSpain

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