Meet the Team
Epidemic Solutions is developing a smart medical device that will give people suffering from opioid addiction the time needed to recover.
Based on changes in physiological parameters, our smart device will detect overdose and deliver a life saving dose of naloxone without the need for intervention by another individual. As a first step we will develop an app based on our patented algorithm that can detect overdose using signals from existing smart wearables and call for help.
Treatment for opioid addiction should include
However, the road to recovery is long and hard with a high rate of relapse. Our goal is to prevent death due to overdose and provide anyone suffering from opioid addiction the time necessary to recover.
Initial feedback from opioid users suggest that
Our solution to treat overdose without the intervention of another person, will consist of
We believe that all the technology is currently available to bring this solution to the market.
Our Patented Algorithm
The smart app will monitor physiological signals of the user; and when it reaches a critical level (based on absolute value or change from baseline) it will initiate a cognitive test.
If the user fails to complete the test, the app will call for help and initiate naloxone delivery.
Our vision will take time (30+ months) and money ($3 – 5 million) to implement.
So as a first step we will develop and test (with the help of partners) the smart app that will call for help when overdose is detected.
We expect to complete this within 10 months for less than $100,000.
Preliminary analysis suggests that modest subscriptions of the smart app can fund development of the antidote delivery device and,
save 300+ lives in 2019.
Meet the Team
Joseph Insler, MD
Scott Weiner, MD
Ajoy Basu, PhD
John Moustoukas, MD, MBA