In Brief

DropTag, developed by Cambridge Consultants shows what has happened to an item in transit.

DropTag enables you to track a package you’ve ordered from the time it leaves the retailer to when it gets to your door. The sensor system and app, created by product development firm Cambridge Consultants, spots signs that it has been dropped or damaged, allowing you to see what’s happened to a package during transit.

The small device is stuck to a package before delivery and the accelerometer monitors g-forces to see if it has been shaken or dropped.

A customer app then warns about the package on delivery before it is signed for, displaying a graph that shows its movements and a status that says either “well handled” or “dropped.” Tom Lawrie-Fussey, business development manager at Cambridge Consultants, said:

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