Governor’s office issues Ohio opioid technology challenge

Story excerpt provided by ABC6. Written by Maria Durant.

COLUMBUS, Ohio —The challenge came from the Governor’s office — find different ways to use technology to fight back against the state’s devastating opioid crisis.

“We wanted to make it very simple, ” said Development Services Agency Director David Goodman. “Anyone with ideas on how to address the opioid issue could come forward and submit them to us. “

The ideas poured in from all across the US and from nine different countries.

Five top winners during this first challenge received $10,000 to research their ideas.

“We are seeking technological solutions to save lives,” said Goodman.

Kelly Cashion works at the University of Dayton. Her research on brain activity received one of the grants.

“Addiction is a disease that resided in the brain, ” Cashion said.

She’s testing neurofeedback which is the retraining of brain activity.

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