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Each day, more than 115 people in the U.S. die of an opioid overdose. Some of these people would have likely survived if there was someone around to notice they’re in trouble. Researchers from the University of Washington have developed an app that detects early signs of an opioid overdose by analyzing a user’s breathing and movement. This is if the drug user would run the app prior to injecting illegal opioids by themselves. The “Second Chance” app converts a smartphone’s speaker and microphone into a short-range sonar device that ...