Smart pharmaceutical packs find support from seniors if user friendly | 29-03-2022 |
A recent study by researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, published in the PLOS One open access channel, found older adults are open to the use of smart packaging to improve medication adherence. The ability to learn the product easily was important for consistent use, while downsides were device size, lack of portability and if the device acted inconsistently.
Smart packages have been capable of electronically monitoring when patients take their medication for some time. In addition they can alert when the prescription is not followed, as advised by their physician. The smart system can notify patients and their caregivers.