Daneshvar H, Oteo A, Schofield J, Parkes T, Matheson C & Baldacchino A (2022) Mapping of Overdose Detection and Alert Technologies: A Summary. Digital Lifelines Scotland. https://digitallifelines.scot/media/1115/digital-lifelines-odart-mapping-summary.pdf
In the last decade, the number of drug-related deaths (DRD) has rapidly increased in Scotland (National Records of Scotland, 2021). The aim of the Overdose Detection and Responder Alert Technologies (ODART) Project is to transform preventative care for those most at risk of drug-related death by delivering on four main workstreams: 1) detect the onset of overdose and alert a responsible person; 2) overdose first responder; 3) community provision of ‘Naloxboxes’; and 4) remote addiction consultations.
The aim of this report is to summarise the problems regarding drug overdoses and scope out and assess the existing technologies developed for preventing drug overdose deaths. This report focuses on workstreams 1 and 2.