In the same way that ridesharing services use algorithms to match hopeful passengers with nearby drivers, the EpiMada app helps to connect a person to someone nearby who is carrying an EpiPen.
The app was designed by researchers at Bar-Ilan University in Israel so that if a person's allergies are triggered and they do not have their own personal EpiPen on hand, they will be able to quickly locate someone carrying one close by. Since anaphylactic shock takes about three to 30 minutes to set in, there is a good chance that a stranger with an EpiPen will be able to provide assistance before a medical professional. As such, the crowdsourcing EpiMada app could potentially be life-saving for allergy sufferers.
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