iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.
Age Rating: 4+
The Emergency ID app displays urgent medical information, such as allergies and emergency contact details, on the iPhone’s locked screen for easy access by paramedics, emergency services personnel and healthcare professionals.
The app has been designed to suit those with severe allergies to foods or medicines, existing medical conditions such as epilepsy or heart disease, and those with dementia, for example.
Users can input current medical conditions, allergies and reactions, history of procedures, doctors’ details, where records are kept, insurance, medications and dosages, and emergency contact details.
The app was developed by Nicole Graham, whose experience in the police force and with her own medical issues highlighted a need that had yet to be addressed.
“When I was working in the Emergency Services, we looked at people’s phones to try to find their details, but they were often locked or password protected so any potentially useful information was inaccessible,” she explains. “Having your In Case of Emergency (ICE) details stored in your phone’s contacts is a good start, but if your phone is password protected and you are unconscious then it’s not much help. We designed this app as a way of getting around that problem.
“I understand how difficult it can be to recall everything, particularly when you are ill, injured, shocked or flustered – and obviously impossible if you are unconscious,” she continues. “The app allows you to store and save more detailed medical information inside it for your own records, and to share them with your doctors and healthcare professionals.”
The potentially life-saving app is available for both iOS and Android.
by Macworld Australia staff