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A Follow-Up Study on D-Vend: An Automated Vending Machine for Medicines

Journal: International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD ) (Vol.8, No. 6)

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Page : 303-310

Keywords : D-Vend; Machine; Vending Machine; Automation & Over-the-Counter Medicines;

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The D-VEND is an automated vending machine for medicines. This study was conducted in 2015 by Domingo, etal to provide customers with over the counter drugs at their convenience using a mechanical device to supply the medicines. This is a follow-up study on the recommendations provided in that paper in 2015 by Domingo etal. This study focused on how the costumers will have convenience in buying OTC medicines by implementing the use of a newer version applying all recommendations in the previous study. Based on the results of the implementation, the researchers concluded that for the clients, the machine is completely allotting the right medicine requested by the user. A part from this, it is also said to be capable of storing medicines safely with correct and updateable information. It is therefore considered reliable because it ensures the reliability of the medicines that it sells. Accuracy wise, the machine is correctly recognizing the coins inputted. The warning system still installed in the device gave the users the assurance that the medicines stored in the machine can be safely stored. It is therefore, suggesting that this machine can be very marketable in terms of customer and medicine security. As this research has proved that there is a significant difference between the assessments of the students and the pharmacists. The proposed implementation to the general public was tested and proved to be worthy of its purpose. The larger population was used to test the accuracy and reliability of the vendor machine.

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