The Second Change application helps save "users" from overdosage

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Overdose can actually be helped with intense treatment. But who would have thought, an overdose could also be helped by an application?

Reported by Ubergizmo, Wednesday (1/16/2019), there is an application developed to help save users from overdoses.

Second Chance application, which can help users from overdoses
Second Chance application, which can help users from overdoses. (Photo: Ubergizmo)

The application called "Second Chance" was worked on by University of Washington researchers. Second Chance has technology that can detect human breathing. If the application detects weakening breathing or stops, it will automatically make an emergency call.

Researchers revealed, Second Chance was able to work from a distance of three feet based on initial testing. The detection results are also concluded to be 90 percent accurate.

"The idea of ​​developing this application is that when someone overdoses, the application can connect them to friends or relatives to provide naloxone drugs," said Shyam Gollakota, Second Chance developer.

Gollakota also revealed that it created an algorithm for smartphones capable of detecting overdoses by monitoring how human breathing changes before and after using opioids.

For now, Second Chance is still under development. Going forward, the application will be available on smartphones and can be used to help patients overdose to avoid unwanted events.

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