Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a new tool to monitor people for cardiac arrest while they're asleep without touching them. A new skill for a smart speaker— like Google Home and Amazon Alexa — or smartphone lets the device detect the gasping sound of agonal breathing and call for help.
Sound Life Sciences is one of the winners of the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) 3rd annual “$100,000 for Start a Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Startup” Challenge. The award money will help the team productize their groundbreaking respiration-monitoring software.
Sound Life Sciences is honored to be featured in Nature Medicine’s Research Highlights. “Death from accidental opioid overdose can be rapidly prevented if detected early and naloxone is administered,” writes the author. Sound Life Sciences wants to ensure that no one ever dies from an overdose just because they’re alone.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., delivers a statement about unprecedented new efforts to support development of over-the-counter naloxone to help reduce opioid overdose deaths
A report from NPR citing that deaths from opioid overdoses have now exceeded deaths from car accidents. Sound Life Sciences is here to change that.
Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a cellphone app, called Second Chance, that uses sonar to monitor someone's breathing rate and sense when an opioid overdose has occurred. The app accurately detects overdose-related symptoms about 90 percent of the time and can track someone's breathing from up to 3 feet away. The team will publish its results Jan. 9 in Science Translational Medicine.
Sound Life Science’s founders have published a peer reviewed article about their revolutionary technology in Science Translational Medicine.
In response to the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2016 Health and Human Services (HHS) created the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force, whose mission is to determine whether gaps in or inconsistencies between best practices for acute and chronic pain management exist and to propose updates and recommendations to those best practices. 29 experts came together to release a draft report with preliminary recommendations.
FDA makes landmark recommendation to increase availability of life saving naloxone. Sound Life Sciences is here to ensure that the naloxone on hand is used when it’s needed.
In this opinion piece, the New York Times explores the high personal cost of overdoses.
The United States Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome M. Adams, issued a national advisory Thursday urging more Americans to keep on hand and learn how to use the drug naloxone, which can save the lives of people overdosing on opioids.
Getting fast treatment for people who overdose on opioids is critical. In this article, Modern Healthcare explains why.