emergency alert system > flic-to-mobilephone text alert for Deaf people
Idea: emergency alert system for Deaf/elderly. need a robust way to have flic device(s) send emergency alerts to several mobile phones across platforms (android, IOS) instantly & simultaneously. this idea could also include dementia patients who need a simple device to activate in time of crisis. the idea behind this in not new; there are similar devices out there, but they typically require monthly subscription fees. Flic can accomplish the same thing as for-fee services using existing mobile phones/service thereby appealing to a wider audience looking for robust and lower-cost solutions. Most people do not want an additional device to pay for, what they want is a service or app that can be accessed or activated using their existing phone/mobile contract.
I have done that kind of Android app, find from Play Store "SOS ICE watchdog", its free and has lot of functions.
- use Flic to start alarm sequence to max three friends (SMS or phone call)
also other functions for Flic (f.ex use as door switch, start alarm voice,...)
- monitoring motion of the phone, if no motion during x hours then alarm friends
- home location monitoring
- remote control
- ICE info at lock screen