February 10, 2016 in Utilities (E)
[prMac.com] Santiago, Chile - SOSmart SpA today is proud to announce the release and immediate availably of SOSmart automatic car crash detection 2.4.8, an update to their popular app utility developed for iOS and Android devices. SOSmart uses the internal sensors of a regular smartphone in order to automatically detect if the user has been involved in severe car accident and sends the location of the crash to predefined emergency contacts, allowing them to call emergency services for them even if they can't.
Every year 1.3 million deaths are caused by traffic accidents. Of these it is estimated that 350.000 would have been prevented if immediately after the accident an emergency service had been notified. That is why a group of engineers based in Chile has created "SOSmart." This app is capable of automatically detecting the impact of a severe motor vehicle accident, using only the internal sensors of a smartphone and complex detection algorithms. Only seconds after the crash, the app sends a notification with the location of the victim to the emergency contacts that they had previously selected, such as their parent or partner. This allows their family members to contact emergency services immediately, possibly saving lives and granting their families peace. It is noteworthy that the intelligent app's system has already notified more than 350 accidents worldwide and does not activate in case of sharp braking or if the phone falls.
How do you use it, then? Easy, simply download the app, select your emergency contacts, make sure they also have the app installed so that they may receive your emergencies, and SOSmart will operate in your phone's background only when you are in a moving vehicle, so as to drain your battery the least possible.
SOSmart also foresees other situations such as robberies, fires and any other type of medical emergency. For this type of situations SOSmart has an panic button, which when pressed will record a audio shortly, get your location through GPS and send the emergency contacts a notification with this information, potentially saving you in the case of an emergency.
SOSmart's Features Include:
* Automatic car crash detection and notification
* Automatically starts monitoring when in a moving vehicle, no need to ever open the app again
* Panic button
* List of nearby hospitals anywhere in the world
* Directions to the selected hospital
* SOSmart is available in English and Spanish
Can you imagine being in an unfamiliar city and having a medical emergency? where do you go? SOSmart can help you; Another innovational feature, which aligns with the objective of reducing the time in which an accident victim is treated, is a list of nearby hospitals. This feature works in any place in the world with an internet connection and shows you the shortest route to a hospital.
The objective is to reduce the reaction time in emergency cases. "It is estimated that 1 in every 3 deaths caused by accidents could have been avoided if they had been notified immediately to an emergency service," explains Anibal Madrid the founder and CEO of SOSmart.
Cristian Plaza, one of the users of the app, experienced the capacity of the app to quickly notify. He was driving his car in Quilpue, an isolated locality in Chile, when a car that was in front of him braked abruptly, which caused a rear-end collision. Soon enough, and thanks to the emergency notifications, Cristian received a call from his boss and a family member asking him how he was and if he needed help.
"The system worked perfectly, in a matter of seconds my boss was calling to go help me. He was one of the contacts that I had selected to receive these messages," affirmed Plaza, satisfied with the system.
* iPhone with iOS 8.0 or later
* Android 4.3 or later.
* 10 MB
Pricing and Availability:
SOSmart automatic car crash detection 2.4.8 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store and Google play. The application is free and is available for Android 4.3 and IOS 8.0 or newer.
SOSmart is an startup based in Santiago, Chile. It was founded by a group of Engineers and its current CEO is Anibal Madrid who spent a semester on an exchange program in the UC Berkeley where he started his entrepreneurial life. The company specializes in car crash detection with all of their energies focused on developing new technology in order to reduce the time it takes emergency services to help someone. The team members understand how important their job is and love saving lives. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2013 SOSmart SpA. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.