Receive our newsletter – data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. News
March 22, 2018

August Faller designs packaging to help patients handle medication

German firm August Faller Group has designed a prototype pharmaceutical packaging to improve compliance and make taking medication easier for the patients.

German firm August Faller Group has designed a prototype pharmaceutical packaging that makes taking medication easier for patients.

The solution will help the company meet demands for increased digitalisation on the e-health market, as well as interactive packaging solutions.

It features flat electronics with a microcontroller in the folding carton, a battery integrated into the packaging, as well as an e-paper display.

The company has developed three prototypes, ‘Counting Device’, ‘Level Indicator’ and ‘Medical Prescription’, in a partnership with MSC Technologies from Freiburg and Pforzheim College.

“The solution will help the company meet demands for increased digitalisation on the e-health market, as well as interactive packaging solutions.”

The Level Indicator prototype calculates the amount of liquid left in a bottle with fluid medication, while the Counting Device prototype allows patients to confirm if they have taken the tablet by pressing a button on the front of the folding carton.

Patients receive a warning signal through the e-paper display in case supply of tablets decreases beyond a certain level, enabling them to order new prescription and ensure continual medication.

Content from our partners
GMP: The food sector’s golden rules (and how they will evolve)
Food fraud in the supply chain (and how to fix it)
Cutting-edge innovation in fish packaging

The Medical Prescription prototype counts tablets and reminds the patient to take them on time.

Additionally, the prototype uses an app that sends the prescription to the packaging via Bluetooth.

Related Companies

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Friday. The packaging industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU