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UAMS Researchers Design App to Prevent Opioid Use Disorder Relapse

Article Excerpt: A trio of researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have designed a smart phone application to decrease opioid cravings and optimize medication-assisted treatment among individuals with opioid use disorder. A prototype of the app, known as OptiMAT (Optimizing Medication Assisted Treatment), was one of five winning entries in the 2022 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) “Product Prototypes to Combat Drug Craving” Challenge, a national contest of product prototypes designed to reduce drug cravings and prevent drug misuse, earning Andrew James, Ph.D., Ronald G. Thompson, Ph.D., and Mary Bollinger, Ph.D., an honorable mention and a $5,000 cash prize.

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Article Source: UAMS News


Ivy Tech Beta Tests New App Aimed at Helping with Opioid Epidemic

Article Excerpt: Approximately 40% of (opioid-related) overdoses happen with a bystander present but less than 5% of the time does that person call 911 – that’s according to the CEO of Naxos Neighbors, an app meant to help this issue with just one click. “The one-button click basically helps people to find the nearest responder. The nearest responder clicks the notification and it gives them the exact location right then and their gps looks for the quickest route,” James Anunda, one of the apps engineers said.

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Article Source: ABC57


How Rhode Island Is Using Tech to Tackle the Opioid Epidemic

Article Excerpt: Leveraging the latest innovations in technology, the Rhode Island State Police tackles the opioid epidemic with stride.

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Article Source: EMS1


How CompanionMX Trained its AI to Spot Signs of Depression

Article Excerpt: Signs of depression can be difficult to spot, even for a trained professional. But could you teach an AI to reliably pick up on subtle changes in mood and behavior? CompanionMX, a Boston-based startup, has created a mental health tool to do exactly that. Its platform uses AI to help users suffering from depression track changes in their emotional state over time.

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Article Source: Buit In


Harnessing Biology and Technology to Develop New Depression Treatments

Article Excerpt: New research into the biology of depression, along with new and evolving technologies, provides the basis for developing the next generation of treatments for major depressive disorder (MDD), according to the special January/February issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry…Wearable devices, global positioning systems (GPS), and other technologies may provide valuable tools for understanding the wide variation in symptom and disease expression (phenotype) of MDD.

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Article Source: Medical Xpress


Lack of Transportation Leaves Millions in Need of Substance Abuse Treatment on the Sidelines

Article Excerpt: According to National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) statistics compiled over a 12-month period, 21.6 million Americans aged 12 or older needed treatment for drug and/or alcohol abuse but, alarmingly, only 2.3 million received care. The simple lack of rides to the doctors’ offices, ambulatory care centers or other places for treatment has created a barrier for millions in need of lifesaving care…Reducing barriers to healthcare transportation for service providers and improving access for people in need via technology-enabled solutions that provide enhanced functionality and high overall system efficiency is essential. Digitally integrated transportation networks have set the stage for advancements in non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT). Emerging technology will enable automated administration of transportation benefits, simple ride scheduling and trip assignments by call centers, healthcare facilities, case managers, care givers and patients.

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Article Source: MobiHealthNews


Military Scientists Harness AI To Fight Synthetic Opioids

Article Excerpt: A Defense Intelligence Agency team is using artificial intelligence to map the shadowy production-and-distribution networks of synthetic opioids that kill more than 47,000 Americans a year — and in the process showing how military and law enforcement will put AI to work.

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Article Source: Defense One


Wearable Technology Started by Tracking Steps. Soon, It May Allow Your Boss to Track Your Performance

Article Excerpt: The rise of wearable devices such as the Apple Watch and Fitbit offer us the ability to turn our daily lives into an never-ending catalogue of interpretable data: how many steps we take, the number of calories we consume, our REM sleep cycles, and even the health of our hearts. Now a team of researchers at Dartmouth say those wearables can serve another purpose — determining whether you’re a productive employee.

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Article Source: The Washington Post.  Also posted in South Bend Tribune, The South China Morning Post, Messenger-Inquirer, and Gulf News.


New Mobile Tool On Card To Judge Employee Performance: Here’s All You Need To Know

Article Excerpt: New York, Jun Using smartphones, fitness bracelets and a custom app, a mobile-sensing system has been developed that judges employee performance with an accuracy of 80 per cent…”This is a radically new approach to evaluating workplace performance using passive sensing data from phones and wearables, mobile sensing and machine learning. It might be the key to unlocking the best from every employee,” said Andrew Campbell, Professor at Dartmouth University in the US.

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Article Source: Times Now News via Indo-Asian News Service (IANS). Also picked up by The Economic Times, The Weekend Leader, Outlook India, and Mumbai Press.