New device can reverse opioid overdose
Today’s Video of the Day from Purdue University describes a wearable device that has been designed to detect an opioid overdose and deliver naloxone.
The technology will automatically trigger the release of the life-saving drug when a person’s respiration rate drops too low.
“The antidote is always going to be with you,” said study co-author Professor Hyowon “Hugh” Lee. “The device wouldn’t require you to recognize that you’re having an overdose or to inject yourself with naloxone, keeping you stable long enough for emergency services to arrive.”
Video Credit: Purdue University/ Erin Easterling