This App Allows Patients with Long-Term Illnesses to Signal for Help

By: Katherine Pendrill - Aug 27, 2015
References: itunes.apple & psfk
'Alert' is a new app that gives patients with long-term illnesses an easy way to signal for help. For those with illnesses such as diabetes, it can be difficult to call for help in the event of an emergency. This app makes it incredibly easy for patients to call for medical assistance if their condition escalates unexpectedly.

The app was originally designed for patients with diabetes to signal for help if their blood glucose levels become elevated. With just the push of a button or a simple shake of the device, the app will open a conference call with three prescribed contacts. These contacts can be customized to include family, friends or even healthcare professionals. The device makes it easy for users to signal for help even in the event that they are rendered speechless.

Although the app is primarily targeted at patients with diabetes, it could also be used by those with other long-term illnesses to signal for assistance in the event of an emergency.