The Overdose Detection and Responder Alert Technologies (ODART) project is aimed at developing technological solutions to reduce drug overdoses. It is carried out in partnership with the University of Stirling  and is supported by the Digital and Technology group of the Drugs Research Network for Scotland (DRNS). This project was launched in February 2021 and will deliver on four main workstreams:


1. Early technology-assisted detection of a potential overdose with automated first responder alert

2. An application that witnesses of an overdose can use to alert first responders

3. Community provision of naloxone through publicly available kits, which are connected to services record activity

4. Development of remote addiction consultations through digital applications


We have completed the first phase of the project with an internal report on workstreams 1 and 2 for the Scottish Government, a summary of which you can find here. We have also conducted a systematic state-of-the-art review of the literature, which has been published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Check here to see all of our publications.