Rescufy LLC has introduced an Android and iOS app enabling single-button, multi-function emergency notification for people with life threatening allergies that can lead to anaphylaxis.
The technology, which uses a phone’s GPS capability, simplifies and expedites the process of notifying first responders and emergency contacts, and shares critical allergy and medical information, in the event of an allergic reaction emergency.
When a user activates the Rescufy button on their smart phone home screen, the app sends street address and GPS coordinates to emergency contacts via SMS text indicating someone is having a severe allergic reaction, automatically dials 9-1-1 so that allergy, medical information, and patient condition can be relayed.
It also provides the key information on-screen to emergency room personnel in case the subject is incapacitated.
“We need a reliable and fast way to reach 9-1-1 and our emergency contacts in the event of anaphylaxis so we can focus on the care and comfort of our son (who has a severe allergy to tree nuts),” David Edwards, founder of Rescufy commented. “With Rescufy, we’ve simplified the process of notifying first responders, emergency contacts, and sharing medical information. We know that if we have a problem, we can get the help we need with just one step.”
Approximately 50 million Americans are at risk of anaphylaxis, and one in 13 children (approximately two children in every classroom) suffer from severe food allergies. Rescufy is now available for download on Apple and Android devices.