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Nove naloxone administration

Nove

Overdose prevention device for your keychain - PATENT PENDING
Spring 2022 - ongoing
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“From 1999–2019, nearly 500,000 people died from an overdose involving any opioid.”
 - Center for Disease Control"

Overdose deaths can be prevented by administering Naloxone to a victim…

But

 

Few people actually have Narcan accessible when it is needed.

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Why do so few people have Narcan available?

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“ It is too awkward to carry around when I go out, it doesn’t fit in my pockets…”

- Samantha 

College Student

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“ I don’t carry Narcan because I wouldn’t want people to assume I am using”

- Matt

Volunteer at Whatcom Needle Exchange

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“Narcan is too expensive, I just assume we have it on board if we ever needed it” 

- John

Commercial Fisherman 

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Project Intent

Create a discrete, and portable naloxone administration device that can be manufactured at a low cost.

Design Goals Inspiration

Portable
Non-intrusive, easy to carry 

Intuitive
using color and form to guide interactions

Discrete
Subtle Form, Not recognizable  

Soothing
Calming in times of distress

Ideation Sketching

Ideation Mehcanical