Sari Hakili, sales manager, pharmaceutical solutions at Stora Enso Carton Board, explained that the cost of non-compliance makes intelligent packaging economically viable.
Intelligent packaging can reduce the workload on nurses and automate some processes, including data entry, leading to cost-savings, according to Hakli. Furthermore, as with all electronics, the cost will come down as the packaging is produced in larger volumes.
Hakli added that the packaging can be customised. These modifications can remind patients they have forgotten to take a tablet or alert them if they take their midday medication in the evening.