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From Breathlyzers To Personal Safety Companions – Five Worthwhile SmartPhone Apps

Our smartphones are becoming smarter and more helpful almost by the day, it seems.

We’ve identified several apps that we believe will aid our readers in making informed decisions about their health and  safety.

  1. BACTrac:   Transforms your Smartphone into a breathalyzer. Open the app and get your estimated Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) in seconds.  Can also be accessed remotely so that you can monitor young drivers and or family and friends.  Comes in a police grade model too.
  2. Doctors On Demand:   A doctor who is with you always – everyday.  Available when you are and without the hassle of the waiting room. Connect in minutes with board-certified doctors and therapists over live video.
  3. Eye Que: Your personal vision tracker.  The affordable way to test, track and correct your eye sight.
  4. First Aid:  If there’s an app that can save a life, the First Aid mobile app from the American Red Cross is it. With expert advice for everyday emergencies, you’ll be prepared to handle anything life throws your way. Or, you might just save someone else’s life thanks to the First Aid app’s step-by-step instructions.
  5. Companion: For many of us, walking home alone at night is a dangerous but unavoidable part of life. The free Companion app sends a live map of your walk home to the loved ones you assign to act as “companions.” Companions don’t even have to download the app; they are texted a link to a GPS-enabled map that will allow them to see where you are on your trip home. If your headphone gets yanked out, your phone falls to the ground, or you start running, the app will ask you if you are OK or if you want to call the police. If you don’t respond within 15 seconds, the app will notify your companions that something is amiss.

We’ll post more articles on helpful apps as they are developed.

BNI Operatives: Situationally aware.

As always, be safe.

 

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