Opioid Challenge Seeks Technology-Based Solutions for First Responders

Story excerpt provided by Govtech.com. Written by Jim Mckay.

In an effort to develop technologies to fight against opioid addiction and overdose and to protect first responders and medical professionals from inadvertent exposure to opioids, the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge, entering its Challenge Phase, seeks technical solutions in four areas from the business and innovation community.

The Opioid Challenge kicked off last year with The Idea Phase at the request of Ohio Gov. John Kasich and part of a $20 million investment to fight opioid addiction. The Idea Phase concluded in December with more than 300 ideas from nine different countries and many states.

The Challenge Phase looks for technical solutions in four areas:

  • Diagnosis: Technologies to rapidly identify individuals at high risk of addiction or overdose. Solutions are expected to come from different disciplines, like IT, artificial intelligence, and biological or genetic diagnostics.

Click here to read the complete article. Originally published April 19, 2018.

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