Patientenindividuelle Förderung der Therapietreue durch intelligente Medikamentenverpackungen

Boris Brandherm; Alexander Kröner; Michael Schneider; Jens Haupert; Michael Schmitz

In: Demographischer Wandel - Assistenzsysteme aus der Forschung in den Markt. Deutscher AAL-Kongress (AAL), 4. Deutscher AAL-Kongress mit Ausstellung, January 25-26, Berlin, Germany, ISBN 978-3-8007-3323-1, VDE VERLAG GMBH, Berlin und Offenbach, 1/2011.


Smart packaging solutions may support a patient in the intake of drugs - for instance, through the packages form factor or a linking of the packages physical artifact with digital data and services built upon this data. This article discusses the application potential of a so-called "digital product memory" in this domain. Starting point is a visionary scenario, in which the interplay of intelligent environments and medicine packages equipped with digital product memories allows for unobtrusively supporting a patient in dealing with situations that might affect his or her therapy compliance. In the following, components of a technical infrastructure are described, which are of particular relevance for the envisioned kind of support. This discussion is complemented with a review of prototype implementations of interaction mechanisms taken from the scenario.


Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence