Humetrix to Demonstrate Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Mobile App SOS QR
at EMSAAC in San Diego
Del Mar, Calif., May 3, 2016 - Next week, Humetrix is exhibiting at the Emergency Medical Services Administrators’ Association of California (EMSAAC) Conference in San Diego, and will be demonstrating its emergency and disaster preparedness app, SOS QR. The app allows first responders to quickly retrieve critical patient information that can improve the efficiency and quality of care, and makes it easy for users to call for help in an emergency. EMSAAC takes place May 10-11 at Lowes Coronado Bay Resort.
Available for iOS and Android devices and the Apple Watch, SOS QR lets anyone create an emergency record that includes medical conditions, allergies and emergency contacts, and makes it available via a QR code on the lock screen of the user’s device. The SOS QR code can also be on a wallet card or stickers.
Using any QR code scanner, emergency responders (EMTs, ED personnel, Good Samaritans) can scan the SOS QR code and quickly identify pertinent medical history. In addition to providing critical information, when activated, the app will automatically generate messages to the user’s emergency contacts, including a map of the location where the incident took place.
SOS QR also features an SOS Button that allows users to notify their own contacts of the need for help and their location with the touch of a button; and an OK button that can let contacts know when help has arrived or if they are safe in a disaster scenario. For Apple Watch users, the SOS and OK buttons can be accessed with a quick tap on the wrist, turning SOS QR into a personal alert system.
SOS QR also dynamically changes the language of the record display as users travel to different regions of the world. SOS QR is available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese, and includes support for specific medications and immunizations available in different countries.
“Timely response and immediate access to critical information are of utmost importance in an emergency situation, and our phones can be the best source of information for emergency responders,” said Dr. Bettina Experton, CEO of Humetrix. “In addition to provider facing technologies such as PULSE, emergency responders can benefit tremendously from patient held mobile tools like the iPhone Medical ID or our SOS QR app so they can immediately access critical medical and contact information and ensure that the right and prompt emergency response is made on the scene or at the hospital.”
SOS QR is free to download on Google Play and iTunes and offer in-app purchases of $9.99 for use of the SOS and OK buttons, and emergency contact notifications.
Del Mar-based Humetrix offers a suite of mobile medical apps for consumers, providers, healthcare organizations and government agencies around the world that empower anyone to take control of their healthcare decisions and improve patient provider communications. The company is committed to improving patient safety and enabling more cost effective healthcare.
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Twitter: @Humetrix, #Humetrix, #SOSQR