Univ. of Washington researchers develop device to detect opioid overdose and inject antidote

A new wearable device used to detect opioid overdoses is under development at the University of Washington. The device would be able to detect an overdose and administer a life saving drug to reverse the effects of overdose upon detection.

“We are hopeful it can have a tangible impact on a big source of suffering in this country,” said corresponding author and UW professor of computer science and engineering Shyamnath Gollakota.

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