Wilmington, NC, October 29, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Former UNCW student and Wilmington resident Annalee Carter introduces RescueMe, an iPhone app for mobile users everywhere. As a nanny, Carter saw a need for a tool that would enable anyone to take care of someone else in an emergency. A year and a half later, she introduces RescueMe, a new iPhone app that does exactly that.
The first panel of the app allows users to dial 911 without fumbling for numerous buttons. A simple drag of a phone connects you to local dispatch, no matter where you are. Ridding parents of the need to teach children how to call for help on numerous different types of phones, Carter says, “I needed to know that given anyone’s phone, a three-year-old, or an elderly user could call for help.” Making calling for help a game-like feature, users no longer need to worry about where the dial pad is, or hitting the wrong buttons.
The second panel offers profile storage. Users are encouraged to store profiles for those in the household, or who might frequently ride in the same car. Along with general contact information, and an emergency contact, users can optionally store vital health information that may help paramedics or law enforcement in an emergency situation. Options include blood type, allergies, known medical conditions, and prescribed medications. “While all of these are optional, these pieces of information can be crucial in an emergency, but at the same time do not give anyone the opportunity to hurt you,” says Carter. “If I found a stranger unconscious in the park, and could quickly find and tell dispatch that this person had a known heart condition, they could walk me through what to do until medics arrived. Same with allergies, the app might even tell me that they have an epi-pen in their purse or pocket.”
The possibilities are endless with RescueMe, and Carter has no intentions of stopping here. “The way technology is going, we can revolutionize the way we use 911 services. We can’t teach the entire world what a paramedic knows, but we can take steps towards making perfect strangers able to help you in the worst-case scenario. If it saves one life, or helps one person at all, then it’s all worth it.”
To learn more, visit www.TheRescueMeApp.com/itunes or search “RescueMeApp” on your iPhone app store. Carter is currently working with developers to make the app available for android devices.