Intelligent Methadone Take-Home Box
Medical box with management software allowing methadone clients to administer dosage at home
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The intelligent medical box allows doctors to manage methadone after it is taken home by the user. The box has 4-6 compartments and health workers can put a daily dose of methadone in each compartment for the users to take home 4-6 days of dosage. Users can only open one compartment of the box per day, with a pin code sent in an SMS message to the phone or with their ﬁngerprint. The software developed for the box can also help health providers to manage the methadone treatment records and monitor the adherence of methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) clients. The model has been piloted in Yuxi city in Yunnan province, China, and is now being taking to more than 20 methadone clinics in the country, serving more than 600 clients.
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