“It’s tough to end addiction, and sometimes even tougher to maintain sobriety while in recovery. As many as 50 to 90 percent of people relapse after quitting drugs or alcohol, often because it’s difficult for recovering addicts to hold themselves accountable when the cravings hit.
That’s why researchers are looking into developing wearable biosensors that can track a person’s physiological processes as their bodies react to drugs. This way, doctors or counselors could track when a recovering addict takes a dose of heroin or other opioid. In a new study, researchers examined the efficacy of wristband biosensors in detecting a patient’s physical reaction to receiving painkillers.”
Source: MedicalDaily.com – June 23, 2016