A Wireless Method for Monitoring Medication Compliance

by Jeffrey S. Jonas

A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of
New Jersey Institute of Technology
in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of
Master of Science in Computer Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

August 2006


I humbly and gratefully acknowledge all those who formed the foundation of knowledge and wisdom upon which my education has been built, especially:

My thesis advisor Dr. Constantine N. Manikopoulos and the thesis committee members for sharing their expertise in practical applications of cryptography and wireless applications.

Dr. Quentin Jones' Pervasive Computing course was the first college class I had taken in nearly 20 years. It was so challenging, stimulating and full of human interest that I enthusiastically matriculated for the NJIT master's program.

Gene Buterbaugh and Robert Lopes for sharing their knowledge of embedded systems and sensors.

Carmen Street and the staff of the N.J. Unemployment Office for the tuition waiver program that enabled me to return to college

The people of the Cooper Union School of Engineering whose confidence, faith and support led to the completion of my bachelor's degree. The dedicated teachers and staff of Francis Lewis High School, particularly Lillie Koeppel, my 2nd grade teacher, for caring and sharing above and beyond the call of duty and channeling my curiosity into more creative endeavors.