Skin patch for detecting opioid overdose | mHealth app for children in remote areas

Skin patch can detect opioid overdose

BLOOMINGTON, IN–Feng Guo and Ken Mackie, two researchers from Indiana University, are developing a wearable device that can both detect and treat an opioid overdose as it happens. Their microneedle skin patch project is in its early stages, but recently received $3.8 million in federal funding.

Opioid overdose algorithm

PITTSBURGH, PA–And on the topic of opioids: Using a machine-learning algorithm, researchers, including ones from Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh, were able to predict opioid overdose derived from Pennsylvania Medicaid data. The algorithm might be valuable for overdose risk prediction and stratification in Medicaid beneficiaries.

World’s largest MedTech accelerator includes Flyover startups

FLYOVER COUNTRY–The MedTech Innovator has announced its top 50 startups selected for the 2022 cohort in the tenth year of the world’s largest MedTech accelerator program. Three of the medtech innovators are in Flyover country: surgeon-focused MedTech company Lazurite Holdings of Cleveland, OH; PopCheck Technologies of Memphis, TN, which focused on post-operative tech; and TrackX, based in Hillsborough, which provides instrument tracking technology.

App to assist rural healthcare providers treating children

KANSAS CITY, MO–PedsGuide, an mHealth app developed by Children’s Mercy Kansas City, is an on-demand clinical decision support platform designed to assist rural and remote healthcare providers who are treating children. With the app, users have access to step-by-step management recommendations for different acute illness scenarios that incorporate the most up-to-date evidence and expert opinion.