According to an authentic source, Scotland has the worst rates of overdose deaths in Europe with 1,339 deaths in 2020, a 5% increase from 2019.
There is a hope to help cut the number of overdose deaths in Scotland with an amazing device. With a wearable sensor named the RESCU technology, they can detect if the user is having a drug overdose.
Emergency services will come to the aid of the wearer if his or her stats drop to dangerous levels, as they receive an alert from the device.
The remote monitoring device is designed by digital health company PneumoWave, which is developing innovative technology capable of real-time detection of life-threatening respiratory emergencies.
The remote monitoring device is a product from digital health company PneumoWave, which specializes in developing innovative technology capable of real-time detection of life-threatening respiratory emergencies.
The company is working with Professor John Dillon and his colleagues at Dundee University to study the physiological effects of opioid use, capturing data that will allow the company to further develop the sensor.
Patients with hepatitis C tend to have Opioid Use Disorder. “I hope the trial will demonstrate that PneumoWave’s respiratory monitoring technology has the potential to save many lives,” Professor Dillon said.
“The bare statistics about drug-related deaths are there for everyone to see, but these do not tell the whole story-that of the many tragedies and lost opportunities that lie behind them and the heartbreak that they bring to families and loved ones. I am hopeful that this device will become a tool to contribute to the efforts to prevent these senseless losses,” he added.