Developing a Digital Safety Net to Help Heroin Users in Times of Need

Cincinnati technology development company, Zoozler, develops mobile application to provide heroin users with real-time assistance from certified care providers located nearby.

Cincinnati, OH – June 12, 2017 – Tackling overdose related deaths in the US is a daunting task, but the Hacking Heroin event gave Cincinnati a glimpse of what the tech community can do to help. One glimmer of hope is a mobile application named Lazarus, aimed at helping heroin users in their times of need.

Opioid addiction and overdose have run rampant across the United States, leading to three times more opioid related deaths in 2015 than in 2002. Since then, the heroin epidemic has aided in the rise of opioid related deaths as the number one cause of death in Americans under the age of 50.

For those who seek help, there is a limited window of opportunity. Designed by Zoozler employees and Robb Hedrick, Lazarus can offer immediate aid by connecting heroin users, in real-time, with certified care providers. The app provides location-based services at the tap of a single button, allowing responders to see the current location of the user, and act immediately. Available on both iOS and Android devices, the Lazarus team hopes to save lives nationwide.

“The heroin epidemic is felt around the US, but especially in Greater Cincinnati,” the Lazarus team explains. “We are trying to create a support network for users who need help. Lazarus will create on-demand solutions that will educate and spread awareness, while also providing high quality care.” The team also describes how they hope that family members and friends of users download the app to stay prepared for a tragic situation, should the day come.

Team Lazarus took home the Crowd Favorite award at Hacking Heroin, and hopes to continue their efforts in further establishing Cincinnati as an innovation hub. Solving local issues is just the first step in the Lazarus plan, eventually working to become a nationally supported app helping users get back on their feet.

To become a beta tester of Lazarus, visit their site here.

 

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For further information regarding this release, please contact:

Ethan Smith, Social Media Specialist / Outreach

(513)392-8588, esmith@zoozler.com

zoozler.com

18 W 7th St, 3rd Floor, Cincinnati OH 45202

 

Opening the Door to More Hands-Free Tasks in the Workplace

Application Development
A new service, Build-a-Butler, offers custom Smart Home applications to small- and medium-sized businesses. Developing “butlers” on devices like the Google Home, Amazon Echo, Nest, and more, Build-a -Butler is automating controls for office environment settings, scheduling and booking programs, feedback gathering, and will even build you a “fun butler.”

Cincinnati, OH – June 5, 2017 – As an offering from members of the Cincinnati-based tech development company, Zoozler, Build-a-Butler is an on-demand smart home application development service to further ease business functions and help companies move further into the digital space.

Using devices such as the Amazon Echo, Google Home, Microsoft Cortana, and many more, Build a Butler allows you to select the type of device you are using, or would like to be using, and have custom services programmed to build your very own electronic butler.

The vast range of services your butler is able to perform stretches from device management, like controlling lights, thermostats, and door locks, all the way to automating new employee onboarding, ordering products & materials, booking reservations or meetings, and more.

“Smart home technology is becoming more and more popular,” explains Zoozler’s Head of Advanced Technology, Jordan Crone. “The problem is that not enough business owners are utilizing this type of technology. One Smart Assistant in an office, restaurant, or hotel could seamlessly fill any gaps by providing customer support, or almost any other function you could think of.”

Utilizing the newest AI technology, Build-a-Butler provides seemingly endless possibilities in a modern and efficient package. Crone describes their mission: “We want to help move companies into a more innovative space and minimize the fear that comes with using new technologies. That involves creating easy-to-use products without breaking the bank.”

To receive the latest updates and information, or to be a beta tester for the website, sign up on Build-a-Butler’s website.

 

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For further information regarding this release, please contact:

Ethan Smith, Social Media Specialist / Outreach

(513)392-8588, esmith@zoozler.com

zoozler.com

18 W 7th St, 3rd Floor, Cincinnati OH 45202