The new application can help physicians to detect an overdose of opioids using the speakerphone and the microphone of the smartphone.
An application called "Second Chance" uses your phone's microphone and turns it into a sonar to measure breathing. A team of researchers from the University of Washington has developed an application that is still in the experimental phase.
Engadget – cites two separate articles of 9 Tjanuary 2019. T Associated Press and from. t MIT Technology Review – On January 10, 2019, researchers found signs of overdose during these experiments in minutes when people injected heroin.
According to the Associated PressThe researchers have specifically tested a controlled injection device in Vancouver.
The MIT Technology Review reports that the application was tested on 194 participants who used heroin, fentanyl or morphine.
The application could accurately determine apnea – a state in which the person's breathing is suspended – 97.7 percent of the time.
The MIT Technology Review It was also reported that the application could recognize slow breathing of 89.3 percent of the time – two signs indicating a possible overdose.
Second study published in. T Science of Translational Medicine showed that the application could accurately predict overdoses 19 of 20 times in simulated conditions.
The simulation mimicked the operating room where the anesthetics were used to mimic the symptoms of overdose.
In Canada, between January 2016 and June 2018, more than 9,000 lives were lost due to opioids.
Most of these deaths occurred in British Columbia, Ontario, and Alberta.
Health Canada research studies show that on average 17 people were hospitalized for opioid poisoning in Canada every day in 2017.
Engadget The report is that the application has been patented and that "approval is planned by the Food and Drug Administration."
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Source: Associated Press, MIT Technology Review Via: Engadget