Adverse allergic reactions are rising and to tackle the various things in time, scientists have created a new wearable watch entitled as ‘EpiWear‘ that features an in-built syringe folded in it to save life heftily.
Students at Rice University have this simple solution to the rising allergy by just putting the shot on your wrist. They’ve developed a wearable, the EpiWear, that hides a foldable epinephrine syringe in a device not much larger than a watch.
If you’re in an emergency, you just need to unfold it, flick a safety lever and push a button when you’re ready to inject the medicine into your thigh.
The team is keenly aware of safety concerns. The three-piece folding design makes it effectively impossible to trigger the needle by accident, and there are plans for a case that would prevent the button from touching anything until the shot is necessary.
EpiWear is still very young, to the point where it’s made of 3D-printed parts. The students plan to refine it, however, including a smaller, more refined look that would be more acceptable on a night out.
They’re even considering adding watch functionality so that it does more than sit on your wrist in ordinary situations. Should it become a practical reality, you might not have to feel awkward about carrying a life-saving injection with you and you’d never have to worry about leaving it behind.