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CWSF 2014 - Windsor, Ontario

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I was born in BC, where I live with my parents, older sister and brother and my dog. I am currently in grade 11 in the French immersion program at Earl Marriott Secondary. I am on my school’s volleyball team and am also a member of the Global Citizens Club. Last summer, I volunteered as a counsellor/leader at a week-long camp and now I am one of Surrey's "Nature Centre and Environmental education volunteer" as well as a "Park environmental stewardship volunteer". In my spare time, I really enjoy hanging out with my friends, listening to music and spending time outdoors. The idea for my project this year came from having a grandmother who has dementia, and from my mother who is a doctor. She has mentioned that she suspects some of her patients with poor memory may not be taking their medications properly, but she has no reliable way of checking. I wanted to find a way to help her and other doctors monitor medical adherence.

Sonia Stewart

Monitoring Medication Adherence: Part 1
Region:South Fraser
City:Surrey, BC
School:Earl Marriott Secondary
Abstract:To identify which cognitively impaired patients need help for medication adherence, I created a device that monitors how blister-packed medications were being used. Cameras (including internet-connected smartphones) were mounted on top of a 2-tier rack, photographing the blister pack on the lower level at timed intervals or when triggered by motion. A trail cam recorded the information most reliably, with minimal invasion of privacy.

Awards Value
Excellence Award - Senior
Bronze Medal
Sponsor: Nuclear Waste Management Organization
University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship
Senior Bronze Medallist - $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Ottawa
$1 000.00
Western University Scholarship
Bronze Medallist - $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$1 000.00
Total$2 100.00