https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/wearable-opioid-overdose-breathing-naloxone-b1962555.html


Prototype device includes sensors and an existing injector, shown on an abdomen, and communicated to a smartphone app(Chan et al./Scientific Reports)

SCIENTISTS DEVELOP NEW WEARABLE DEVICE THAT INJECTS OPIOID-BLOCKING DRUG TO REVERSE OVERDOSE

Device detects life-threatening breathing pattern that occurs when people experience opioid toxicity

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Scientists have developed a prototype wearable device that monitors breathing patterns and administers the potentially lifesaving antidote naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose.

The auto-injecting device, similar to an insulin pump, may potentially reduce fatalities due to opioid overdoses which remain a major public health crisis in the US, particularly heightened during the Covid-19

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