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