Faculty Advisor

Huang, Xinming


The Internet of Things (IoT) is a technology that enables new applications using sensors and wireless networks. Smart Health is one area in which IoT can improve the quality of healthcare and bring benefits to patients. In this project, a smart medication bottle cap with a smartphone app was designed to address the problem of medication non-adherence. Using Nordic’s nRF52 Bluetooth Low Energy SoC in conjunction with a capacitive touch sensor, the prototype successfully tracks when a patient takes medication. The Android app, SmartMed, maintains a log detailing medication consumption habits and reminds patients to take medication timely. The smart cap also serves as a location tracker which aids a user in locating the bottle using light, sound and wireless signal strength.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering