A panic button for users with special needs that sends out an alert to pre-programmed contacts
The project was acquired by a high school student who is also a program graduate. The preliminary version is set to be released at the end of October 2022.
People with cognitive disabilities struggle to maintain an independent lifestyle without being reliant on the people around them. When distressed, they can get lost, becoming confused about where they are or how to get out of the situation. Their parents also report heightened concern whenever their child is not at home.
To this end, we developed a simple assistance app designed for people with cognitive disabilities who do not know how to read and write. The app will allow users to send out an alert providing their precise location to pre-programmed contacts at the push of a button.
An app that uses React Native technology, operates across platforms and is compatible with both Android and Apple.
The app designed so that people with cognitive disabilities will have no difficulties using it. This is a simple, easy-to-use mobile app for those who cannot read or write. When necessary, users can send out a call for help with just one click. Moreover, the app operates in the background, allowing parents to know where their child is, at all times.