Empowering Communities with a Smartphone-Based Response Network for Opioid Overdoses

Gabriela Marcu, David G. Schwartz, Janna Ataiants, Alexis Roth, Inbal Yahav, Benjamin Cocchiaro, Michael Khalemsky, Stephen Lankenau

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Abstract

In a Philadelphia neighborhood where opioid overdoses are frequent, neighbors used a smartphone app to request and give help for victims of suspected overdose. A one-year study demonstrated the feasibility of this approach, which empowered the local community to save lives and even respond to overdoses faster than emergency medical services.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9261899
Pages (from-to)42-47
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Pervasive Computing
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2020

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