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NFC-Enabled Medication Packaging

'Tapp' Uses Wireless Communication to Link with a Smartphone

— August 15, 2019 — Lifestyle
Taking medication on a schedule is essential to ensuring proper dosage and treatment but can be difficult to accommodate, so the 'Tapp' medication packaging has been developed to streamline the process.

Designed by Cambridge Consultants, the electronic strip works by being attached onto blister packs and connecting to a smartphone thanks to near-field communication (NFC) technology. Users can then utilize the accompanying app to set up reminders, input specific information about the medication and much more.

The 'Tapp' medication packaging could also help to revolutionize healthcare protocol by allowing professionals to actually see when the patient is taking their medication or if they aren't. This could positively affect the treatment of patients with chronic diseases and prevent avoidable complications.
Trend Themes
1. Nfc-enabled Medication Packaging - A new trend has emerged where medication packaging uses NFC technology to help people remember to take medication.
2. Smartphone-connected Medication Packaging - Medication packaging is getting smart with embedded technology which supports wireless communication with smartphones.
3. Iot Enabled Medication Packaging - IoT-based medication packaging is bringing convenience by enabling real-time tracking of medication use.
Industry Implications
1. Healthcare - The healthcare industry could harness the connected packaging technology for streamlined medication use and monitoring.
2. Pharmaceuticals - Pharmaceutical firms can make use of the technology to bring innovative medication packaging to the market and create new revenue streams.
3. Technology - The technology industry can be the driving force behind the development of smart packaging and can create value for various stakeholders involved in medication management.
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