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Waterloo startup Aterica develops smart technology for EpiPen users

“Few medical emergencies are as scary as anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction to foods such as peanuts, or insect bites such as a bee stings

Suddenly, you can get dizzy, blood pressure can drop and you might turn blue as your eyes, tongue and breathing tubes swell up and you gasp for air. Your heartbeat can become erratic.

Without a shot of epinephrine (adrenalin) and getting to a hospital as soon as possible, you can die. According to one study, about 200 people die every year in the United States alone from food allergies and insect stings.”

Source: www.therecord.com

Veta, which works with the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android mobile devices, has been getting a lot of press in medical and technology blogs across North America. It was noticed by WebMD as one of the “standout gadgets” at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and named one of the “Best of CES” finalists by Engagetweb magazine.

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