DOVE Device

Jacob Brenner, MD, PhD of the University of Pennsylvania is developing the DOVE device. Adolescents remain extremely vulnerable to the adverse effects of opioid use and overdose. During an overdose, individuals only have a matter of minutes to receive life-saving measures, including naloxone, an opioid overdose antidote. There is an urgent need for novel solutions that passively monitor respiratory drive and trigger automated responses to reverse an overdose when detected. The DOVE device is a wearable biosensor that senses and responds to critically low respiratory rate by automatically injecting naloxone and/or alerting first responders, a trusted contact, or a naloxone-equipped bystander.

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