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Winner - Silver
Designer: Yale Shaw
Design Type: Medical Technology
Company / Organization / School: Academy of Art University
Epi is an auto-injection epinephrine device. It's more lightweight, stylish and accessible than previous life-saving medical devices, and users can carry it with confidence, without social stigma. When the user senses an allergic reaction, Epi can be quickly accessed to inject epinephrine into their muscle tissue, temporarily neutralizing the reaction. Upon injection, Epi triggers its smartphone-integrated application to notify 911 emergency services of the user's exact location, allergy susceptibility, and personal information. This helps to expedite and reduce onsite emergency response time, thus saving lives.