Fighting the Opioid Epidemic with Video

October 17, 2017
Updated 4mo ago
The opioid crisis in America continues to grow. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 33,000 people died in 2015 from opioid overdose. Health tech start-up Emocha is trying to put an end to the problem. The company has created a platform that prevents non-adherence for patients struggling with treatment. Patients take daily videos of themselves taking their medications to ensure they are continuing on the road to recovery. Emocha has raised $1.5 million to date from private investors and received a $2.2 million commitment from the NIH.