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New mobile app potential lifesaver. A man diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung has developed an app for mobile that could help medical personnel save lives and time. IMEDI24 has an alarm button that when pressed, will automatically call local emergency services in whichever country you are thanks to GPS. The App also holds information like age, weight and any allergies or illnesses you have. Inventor Tor Jo Riise Meyer was returning from a trip abroad when he fell ill and was taken to hospital. He got the idea for the App following his ambulance journey after hearing personnel trying to find out his medical history on the way.

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New mobile app potential lifesaver

Published on Friday, 23rd December, 2011 at 09:56 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

A man diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung has developed an app for mobile that could help medical personnel save lives and time.

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An iPhone
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IMEDI24 has an alarm button that when pressed, will automatically call local emergency services in whichever country you are thanks to GPS. The App also holds information like age, weight and any allergies or illnesses you have.

Inventor Tor Jo Riise Meyer was returning from a trip abroad when he fell ill and was taken to hospital. He got the idea for the App following his ambulance journey after hearing personnel trying to find out his medical history on the way.

Norway’s hospitals do not use the same computer system, which does not always allow for easy access to medical records. However, this App would allow doctors to find details out much faster.

Some people are sceptical to the iMEDI24 service, though. Data Inspectorate Director Bjørn Erik Thon told NRK people should be careful about what personal information they submit to the service, as it could be used for advertising.

“It’s particularly important that the information a user enters is securely stored and encrypted,” he says, citing previous Facebook issues as an example.



Published on Friday, 23rd December, 2011 at 09:56 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: imedi24app, mobilemedicalapp.





  
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