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article imageNew EpiPen case connects victims to help

By KJ Mullins     Jan 6, 2015 in Health
For those who have a life threatening allergy carrying an EpiPen is part of their daily routine. A new case for the EpiPen promises to add an extra layer of help by notifying support networks when an emergency takes place.
Aterica Digital Health has developed the Veta Smart Case expected to be on the market in the Fall of 2015. This case works with an app that connects with iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android mobile devices to support networks when the EpiPen has been used.
An EpiPen is used when a person with severe allergies is having severe allergic reactions. The device has a dose of epinephrine that is injected to a patient's thigh. The medicine opens up airways and narrows blood vessels, providing the time for a victim to get medical attention.
The Veta case not only connects emergency contacts when the case has been opened but can give instructions on how to use an EpiPen to those with the victim. This message also includes the victim's location so that emergency services can be sent quickly.
Once the cap is pulled notices go to pre-set contacts immediately. In several minutes an additional message checks in with the patient. If a patient does not respond to the message a loud verbal warning message begins to alert bystanders of your emergency.
If you are safe there is a built-in deactivate alert button.
The Veta case is helpful even when an emergency is not in progress with Find-Me pings to find a lost EpiPen and has temperature sensors to help monitor the medicine.
The case and app can be pre-ordered now for the first shipment targeted in the Fall of 2015. The cost of the case is $59.00.
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