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December 8, 2021
Science and Medical

Wristband That Detects Opioid Overdose Joins U.S. Race for Tech Solutions

A wearable device for detecting possible opioid overdoses is one of many technological tools that aim to address the U.S. public health crisis

More than 115 people died from opioid overdose each day in the United States in 2018—a grim statistic that highlights the overwhelming public health crisis that has gripped much of the country. One possible way to save lives may come from simple wearables designed to detect overdoses among people addicted to the powerful and potentially deadly opioid painkillers.

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