David EMMANUEL, a South African entrepreneur has created an application that has proven to change the emergency response efficiency for patients in high-risk conditions.
It works like this. With a 50 cents/month subscriptions, users can download the application onto their smartphones and once symptoms arise, all they have to do is tap the application’s icon on the home screen. This simple gesture sends automatic alerts to the relatives of the patients but also puts them in touch with an operator and an ambulance is sent to the patients homes using GPS.
Though in beta, the Medlert application has already been used 6,000 times and has received an initial investment of $230,000.