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NFC-Enabled Medication Packaging – ‘Tapp’ Uses Wireless Communication to Link with a Smartphone (

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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.

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