At the Alarm Time the display will show ’Take Med’
When tilted forward the display will show in sequence (dates and times etc shown here are examples):
NEXT DOSE 16:30 MON || DOSES LEFT 9 || B (battery level) 75% || DATE: 23 SEPT 2011
When only 4 doses remain the display will additionally show DOS 04. After this dose has been dispensed DOS 03, DOS 02, DOS 01 and finally DOS 00 will be displayed in sequence with the DATE and CLOCK
When the battery capacity is less than 20%, LOWBATT will be displayed in sequence with the DATE and CLOCK
This LCD display feature will be of particular benefit to carers / family members who will be able to make a visual check on the status of the dispenser without having to open it.
BATTERIES: It will be possible to use both Alkaline AA and re-chargeable batteries.
TRANSPORT: The dispenser can be transported upside down. If a dosage time occurs when the dispenser is upside down it will alarm as usual but the tray will not move forward. If the dispenser is upside down for some time the dispenser will record on how many occasions it should have rotated and when returned to the upright position will move to the correct position for the next scheduled dose so that the correct medication for that time will be presented.
INTERFACE: The interface currently provided in the Pivotell Mark 3/11 Automatic Pill Dispenser (CI0108M1Hxx,CviLux 8 pin) will be retained to enable connection to current Telecare systems.
Serial Interface: The dispenser will incorporate an improved interface for Bluetooth and other transmitters and receivers. The serial interface provides USART Rx, TX (3V3 voltage level) and Power supply (4 x alkaline or NiMH).
Programming interface: An interface will be provided for connection (via cable) to a PC for programming / reading status and dispensing records and updating the software as necessary.