iUDAME: Busy Saving Lives

When we launched iUDAME last year, we fully expected it to transform the way people reacted to all kinds of life-threatening events and emergencies. Over the past few months, however, the response to our iUDAME app has been overwhelming, with individuals and families across the United States showing a great deal of gratitude for the app’s simplicity and effectiveness.

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These reactions have translated into numerous opportunities for the true power of iUDAME to be highlighted in the press. And similar to the feedback we’ve received from those downloading the iUDAME app in iTunes and GooglePlay, highly regarded publications such as the New York Times and Argentinian news site Infobae have followed suit, providing the public with in-depth interviews and glowing reviews.

In the New York Times article specifically, writer Jonah Bromwich wrote on Twitter about his experience interviewing iUDAME’s founder, neuroscientist Michael Nelson, saying:

(T)he app I wrote about this week has one of the more heart-wrenching backstories of any I’ve yet written about.

In the Tweet, Mr. Bromwich referred to how the iUDAME app came into being after the founder’s sister succumbed to a heart attack in 2010. Prior to her passing, Mr. Nelson’s sister was encouraged to call 911 after experiencing a profound health emergency, which she put off in order to call her husband first. A call that never went through.

Had the app been available at the time, Mr. Nelson is convinced his sister could have been assisted by emergency personnel, as well as friends and family members who would have responded right away. In fact, the couple lived just feet away from a neighbor who is a trained emergency medical technician, and is someone who would have likely been included in his sister’s Top 5 emergency contacts.

Yet, in addition to its value as a way to respond quickly to critical health emergencies, other publications also recognized the app’s usefulness as a self-protection device. On news and information site I’m No June Cleaver, single mom and safety advocate Julie Wohlberg spoke to the app’s ability of protecting both women and children:

Women: Whether you live alone, with roommates, or with a spouse, you’re statistically more likely to be the victim of a crime when you’re alone. This app lets you alert your contacts to a problem – even when you aren’t able to speak. This can mean the difference between getting quick help in an emergency – from a home invasion to a sexual assault – and a much nastier outcome.

Children: iUDAME also gives parents the ability to activate the iUDAME app on their children’s phones in the event that they are unable to locate them, if they don’t come home  after a night out, or if they believe their children are in danger – making it a key safety app for parents. With an out-of-state stepchild in college, this app seems like a perfect tool for getting help quickly if something happened.

Though iUDAME may not have been available to assist Ms. Nelson with her heart attack in 2010, today it represents a new era of communicating emergencies by anyone coping with allergies and illnesses, as well as single women, parents, business owners and those traveling within the U.S.

As Modern Tips’ first choice for life-saving smartphone apps, there’s never been a better time to download the iUDAME app and begin your free 30-day trial. You could very well save your life, or the life of a loved one.