The Use of Technology in Detecting and Responding to Overdose

Are you interested in how technology can help detect and response to overdose



The Scottish Government is supporting a project to identify digital technologies to prevent drug overdoses. The Overdose Detection and Responder Alert Technologies (ODART) Project is a partnership between the University of Stirling and University St Andrews and is supported by the Digital Inclusion group of the Drugs Research Network for Scotland (DRNS).
We would like to understand the views of service providers about drug users to understand their digital technology needs and how digital technology can improve safety for these people. This project has received ethical approval from the University of Stirling ref. no. 3092.

Online discussion groups will be led by a researcher. Researchers will provide information on the types of technologies being considered including wearable devices and apps.
Participants will be asked to share their experiences and views on digital technologies, and if they think these might be appropriate and practical. Discussions will help inform the development and testing of technologies that could help reduce deaths from drug-related overdoses in Scotland.

Where: Online event (MS Teams)
Who can attend:

Aged 18 or over

Currently provides services to people who use drugs (including those currently using drugs and those who have used drugs in the previous 12 months)

Based in Scotland

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dr Hadi Daneshvar at or Dr Alberto Oteo Perez at

The event is finished.


Oct 14 2021


11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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