Smart IoT Mobile Medication Dispenser


  • Wai Leong Pang Multimedia University, Cyberjaya – 63100, MALAYSIA
  • Kah Yoong Chan Multimedia University, Cyberjaya – 63100, MALAYSIA
  • Gwo Chin Chung Keysight Technologies, Penang – 11900, MALAYSIA
  • It Ee Lee Multimedia University, Cyberjaya – 63100, MALAYSIA
  • Haziq Muqri Keysight Technologies, Penang – 11900, MALAYSIA


Medication dispenser, Smart Internet of Thing


The increase in the population of senior citizens created a new challenge of the shortage of healthcare workers to take care of the elderly. The elderly with multiple chronic conditions face problems in managing their daily medication intake. This has inspired us to design a low-cost Smart Internet of Things (IoT) Mobile Medication Dispenser (SMMD) to take care of the daily medication intake of the elderly. SMMD consists of hardware (medication dispenser) and software (an app for the user to control the SMMD and program the time to dispense the medication). The NodeMCU is used to control the stepper motor, organic light-emitting diode (OLED), and motor driver. The OLED displays the current time and the time set by the caregiver/elderly to take the medicine. The SMMD with three wheels enables it to move and dispense medication to the elderly. The NodeMCU is connected to the Firebase database to access the time required to dispense the medicine. The total cost of SMMD is USD50 and is affordable for the elderly from the lower-income group and making the process of taking medicine not a hassle for the elderly. The price of SMMD can be much lower when it is mass-produced.


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How to Cite

Pang, W. L. ., Chan, K. Y. ., Chung, G. C. ., Lee, I. E. ., & Muqri, H. . (2023). Smart IoT Mobile Medication Dispenser. International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications in Engineering, 11(8s), 483–489. Retrieved from