Researchers from the UK and Spain continue to study the potential to use 3D printing to transform pharmaceuticals, outlining their studies in the recently published ‘ 3D Printed Tablets (Printlets) with Braille and Moon Patterns for Visually Impaired Patients .’
3D printed medication is an ongoing focus for scientists and manufacturers today, eager to put all the benefits of progressive technology to use. And while the use of Braille with printlets is a novel idea, it fits in perfectly with the idea of patient-specific treatment—meant to prevent dosage errors and encourage the visually impaired to keep up with their medication.
Stating that data shows there are around 285 visually impaired individuals worldwide, the researchers offer their motivation for helping the blind, most of whom are over 50 and relying on medication. “Previous studies revealed that one of the leading causes of medication non-adherence was impaired vision, wherein approximately 97% […]
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