If you or someone you love has trouble reading your prescription labels, then this is the solution for you. Through this easy-to-use service, your pharmacist programs all your label information to an electronic tag, which can be read out loud with a ScripTalk Mobile Phone App or a ScripTalk Station at your convenience.
ScripTalk is EVATech’s flagship accessibility solution for prescription labeling.
In the United States alone, the Food and Drug Administration estimates that about 1.3 million people are injured by medication errors each year. For those who can’t see to read their medication labels, talking prescription labels can be crucial to ensuring medication safety and adherence.
How effective is this solution in improving medication safety and independence? The results of an independent study speak for themselves: Almost all study participants (98%) reported feeling safer taking their medications since using ScripTalk.
HOW IT WORKS
A pharmacist programs a small electronic label with all your prescription information, including drug name, dosage, instructions, warnings, pharmacy information, doctor name, prescription number, date and more. The tag relies on RFID and text-to-speech technology.
The electronic tag is placed on the bottom of the prescription bottle and the patient can use a free mobile ScripTalk App to hear all the information read out loud. Simply download the App from the App Store or Google Play, click the “scan” button and hold the bottle up to either the front of the screen (Apple iPhones) or the back of the phone case near the camera (for Androids).
Alternatively, the patient can use a ScripTalk Station, which is about the size of an old, portable CD player or phone message machine. Simply place the pill bottle on the machine and press the “Read” button. The two triangle buttons on either side of the oval read button can be used to jump forward or back through the prescription information. There is small wheel on the front of the machine which can be moved to turn the machine on and turn up the volume. The ScripTalk Station runs on batteries or can be plugged in to an electrical outlet.
ScripTalk uses RFID (radio frequency identification) tags and text-to-speech technology. A thin antenna and microchip embedded within the electronic tag are programed with all the prescription label information. At no time does EVATech have access to your medication information.