The Iris app bills itself as a modern day emergency alert. That's because it is designed to tell friends and loved ones when you're in the hospital. It can tell doctors your critical medical info, including blood type and allergies. The Iris app does this using a combination of location tracking and user-entered information. The app can tell when you've entered a hospital, and if you stay there for more than 10 minutes it'll ask if you're alright.
Should you not respond the app will send a message to the emergency contacts you listed in your profile. In addition to doing this the Iris app will also display your medical information on the lock screen of your phone. Again, this information is sourced from the user; the app doesn't access any health records. The Iris app just launched and is available for free on iOS devices.
The Iris App Tells Friends and Family When You're in the Hospital
1. Automatic Emergency Contact Apps - The trend of automatic emergency contact apps is disrupting the way we communicate and seek help during emergencies.
2. Location Tracking for Medical Emergencies - The trend of using location tracking technology in medical emergency apps presents an opportunity for disruptive innovation in the healthcare industry.
3. Personalized Medical Information - The trend of providing personalized medical information through apps like Iris opens up potential disruptive innovation opportunities in the digital health sector.
1. Mobile App Development - The mobile app development industry can benefit from the trend of automatic emergency contact apps by creating innovative solutions for personal safety and medical emergencies.
2. Healthcare Technology - The healthcare technology industry can explore disruptive innovation opportunities by incorporating location tracking and personalized medical information into their products and services.
3. Digital Health - The digital health industry has the potential to be disrupted by the trend of personalized medical information, creating new opportunities for improved healthcare delivery.