The only treatment for anaphylaxis – a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction – is epinephrine, and the sooner it is administered the better the outcome.
A novel app that can help save lives from an anaphylactic emergency has been developed at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University, together with Magen David Adom (MADA), Israel’s emergency services, website Snack Safely has reported.
The “Epimada” app was recently launched and already has hundreds of registered users. Using proximity-based algorithms much like those of ride hailing apps like Uber, MADA uses the app to dispatch a close by registered allergy patient to urgently help another patient in immediate need of a epinephrine.
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