As parents of kids with food allergies, we are all familiar with EpiPens, spring-loaded epinephrine injectors used in cases of anaphylaxis. While sometimes considered bulky, they are currently the staple delivery of emergency medicine for severe allergic reactions.
But twin brothers, Evan and Eric Edwards, themselves allergic to food have come up with a new device aimed at making carrying epinephrine more convenient. After frequently forgetting their EpiPens, the brothers have invented an epinephrine delivery system the size of a smartphone. Called the Auvi-Q, the auto-injector is not only smaller and arguably more portable than the EpiPen but it also boasts automated voice instructions for those who may be too panicked to read written directions.
Do you find this more convenient to carry? Which device would you use?