Local startup receives funding grant

Published: Sep. 17, 2020 at 7:18 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A local startup has received a grant that will help it continue to try and put an end to drug addiction.

opiAID won a $276,000 grant that will help fund research that applies machine learning to predict withdrawl biometrics - think of it as a person who’s struggling with addiction wears a device, perhaps similar to a fitbit, and it sends data to the cloud. That data can show if a person is having a craving or a tendency that they may use, and that triggers an alert.

opiAID co-founder David Reeser
opiAID co-founder David Reeser(wect)

The technology assisted therapy willl be conducted in partnership with Coastal Horizons and UNCW.

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