'Robpha': A Robotic-Based Pharmacy for a Smart Hospital
Source of Publication
2023 International Conference on Smart Applications, Communications and Networking, SmartNets 2023
When patients are prescribed medicines by their doctors, they collect their prescriptions from the pharmacies. However, there is an ongoing, widespread problem where waiting for medicine takes too long, so some people get tired of waiting and leaving. This problem is common in many countries worldwide. In order to combat this problem, 'Robpha' has created machines that are able to cut the waiting time considerably shorter and make obtaining patients' medicines a much easier and faster process. The methodologies that were used for these products were the I-teams challenge and design thinking. The products are machines that are used to speed up the process of getting medicine. It readies the prescribed medicine once the doctor prescribes it in the system, and the patients can receive it once they reach the pharmacy without waiting too long. Moreover, the hand collector machine can select an alternate, similar medicine to replace a medicine that is not available, and a robot collects the products and gathers them into the machine box. Furthermore, the machine box makes paying for and receiving medicine and a doctor's note easier. The study concluded with some recommendations for further research and development.
Costs, Hospitals, Databases, Insurance, Maintenance engineering, Delays, Proposals
Almansoori, Lamya; Almusabi, Fatima; Alharbi, Meera; Shuhaiber, Ahmed; and Tubishat, Mohammad, "'Robpha': A Robotic-Based Pharmacy for a Smart Hospital" (2023). All Works. 6083.
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