Date of Award

Spring 5-16-2014

Degree Type



Computer Science

First Advisor

Margaret McCoey


People 55 and older constitute 25.2% of the U.S. population. These senior citizens use a vast amount of prescription drugs to treat and control health related issues. An analysis of the drug industry reveals several challenges facing this demographic group: costs, coverage by insurance companies and drug interactions. The need for a centrally located drug information source for senior citizens and their caregivers is immense. We propose researching and viewing what is available from various areas and developing a user-friendly information source prototype to assist this demographic group with their medication under takings. We expect to deliver a summary of the research, the prototype and facilities for extending the project.