Hope band is a low cost solution created to prevent opioid overdose deaths. We studied the symptoms of opioid overdose and narrowed down to track some of the body vitals to predict overdosed state. It can connect with your smartphone and let people in your emergency list know when you are overdosed. The app will include location information in the alert message to help responders locate you. You can also opt to place an automatic call to 911 along with notifying your emergency contact list. The band provides standalone audio visual alerts, which would be helpful when you have not connected it to your phone for some reason and also to locate you in enclosed spaces.
Hope has a unique purpose. It collects vitals to track user's breathing pattern. This data is processed continuously to detect overdosing. Importance has been given to make it a low-cost and reliable device.
Opioid overdose has killed around 65,000 people in the US in the year 2016 alone. Our aim is to design and develop a wearable device which would detect an opioid overdose and notify the concerned people so that quick treatment can be done and the person can be saved. Saving lives of people through innovation is our team’s main goal and motivation. Being able to save even one single life, would count as success!
We are a team of students who are deeply moved by the opioid overdose crisis in the United States of America. As Computer Science students at Carnegie Mellon University, we have the skills and determination to create a solution to fight overdose deaths. After diligent research, we have come up with ideas to serve the cause and reduce the number of overdose related deaths.