Opioid overdose deaths have reached epidemic proportions. Stigma and other factors cause people using drugs to use alone. Increased potency in the illicit drug supply is contributing to respiratory depression, stifling the ability to call for help that is often nearby. This combination can be deadly.
Eliza’s Watch is wearable technology that, when activated, will monitor a persons motion. When no purposeful motion is detected for a period of time, the watch sounds an escalating series of private alarms to evoke a response. If the person remains non-responsive, a loud public alarm is activated. Eliza’s Watch summons help while there is still time to save a life.