Many seniors suffering from dementia face challenges with the safe and healthy use of medication. This is often more of an issue in early dementia, when patients are still rather independent than in later stages of the disease when carers and nurses take over the responsibility of administering medication regimes adequately. MedGUIDE can support this process.

The patient is asked to self-report on mood and physical wellbeing

MedGUIDE project

MedGUIDE is a European research project that created an ecosystem of smart medication dispensers, home sensors and digital platforms that support the specific needs of the platform users through smart pill boxes and social networking. Machine learning translates reports, daily activities and observations into relevant alerts on medication adherence and potentially harmful side-effects both through self-reporting and sensor data collection in the home of the seniors with dementia.

How MedGUIDE works

In result, MedGUIDE is able to provide insight in the actual needs of elders with dementia (based on the combined input from the patient, the network of informal caregivers, and contextual data from IoT devices), the patients’ actual medication use, side effects and adherence, as well as to provide support for improving the care and medication adherence through direct reminders and personalised road maps leveraging the network of informal caregivers.

End-Users highlight the feeling of safety

The consortium reports that the MedGUIDE platform has already been piloted in the Netherlands, Norway and Cyprus. A total of 34 end-users were involved in the final field trials. The senior participants appreciated that the platform helped them improving medication adherence, and that their caregivers could be notified in case of health deviations early on. Caregivers also stated that the platform increased their awareness on possible side-effects of polypharmacy and the importance of adhering to the medication plan. Furthermore, informal caregivers appreciated that the platform contributed to their feelings of safety and confidence during the care process. Download Flyer


The senior with dementia and informal caregivers will be able to prolong independent living by improving medication adherence, by learning about the disease, and by creating a personalized roadmap.
Pharmacists will be able to monitor medication adherence, identify potential harmful side effects of medication, and to provide guidance in dementia polypharmacy management.
Medical professionals will be able to better monitor the state and needs of their patients with dementia, and will be able to provide personalized support.


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The results from pilot phase 1 have been gathered, new re-designs are created in collaboration amongst end-user partners and designers by @HU_Utrecht
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As part of pilot phase 1, the MedGUIDE environment for the client is currently being tested with the end users by @HU_Utrecht @Karde_AS @ @MATERIAGROUP. Exciting! https://t.co/v4BdcwtQNe MedGUIDE_ photo

Wetenschap: Thuiswonende ouderen positief over monitoring met bewegingssensoren https://t.co/YJcioN4KPb via @Nursing

The MedGUIDE polypharmacy management system development has ended. Sensors based daily living data is processed by means of machine learning to detect relevant deviations from daily routine #BigData #ApacheSpark #Angular

In the Netherlands PhD research shows: sensors help the elderly to recover from a broken hip. https://t.co/aSdqTAXFSJ

The Netherlands institute for health services have found that patients have difficulty finding reliable information about their medication. The partners of the network of patient information will collaborate to better support patients https://t.co/xUHYNna4ZO
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MedGUIDE is a collaborative project with partners from The Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Romania and Cyprus. The project is part of the AAL Programme with funding by the European Union and involved National Funding Authorities.



ConnectedCare aims to improve the healthcare experience. We develop digital solutions that facilitate better collaboration between caretakers, informal caregivers and professional caregivers.

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    Karde AS


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      Vigisense SA


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        Utrecht University of Applied Sciences

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          Dutch Institute for Rational Use of Medicine
          Dutch Institute for Rational Use of Medicine


          IVM is a non-profit consultancy organisation with the objective of advancing the rational use of medicines by patients and the rational prescription of medicines by health care professionals.

            Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
            Technical University of Cluj-Napoca


            The Distributed Systems Research Laboratory, part of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, has extensive experience in many fields of the distributed systems related research areas.

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              Materia Group – AgeCare


              Materia Group, part of AgeCare (Cyprus), provides a wide range of Care, Nursing and Rehabilitation Services to the Elderly Population of Cyprus, either at the clients’ homes or at Materia’s three facilities in Nicosia.

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