A undertaking by college students at Carnegie Mellon might save lives. Referred to as the HopeBand, the wristband senses low blood oxygen ranges and sends a textual content message and sounds an alarm if hazard is imminent.
“Think about having a buddy who’s at all times expecting indicators of overdose; somebody who understands your utilization sample and is aware of when to contact [someone] for assist and ensure you get assist,” pupil Rashmi Kalkunte instructed IEEE. “That’s what the HopeBand is designed to do.”
The workforce gained third place within the Robert Wooden Johnson Basis’s Opioid Problem on the Well being 2.zero convention in September and they’re planning to ship the band to a needle alternate program in Pittsburgh. They hope to promote it for lower than $20.
Given the greater than 72,000 overdose deaths in America this yr a tool like this might undoubtedly maintain people slightly safer.