Unus Tactus App
Ashley Alliano is a speech language pathology graduate student at Seton Hall University. She developed and recently released an app called Unus Tactus. It is intended to be used by people of all ages with mild cognitive or motor deficits in order to allow them to have easy access to use their cell phone with GPS features.
The I-phone is turned into a one touch dialer by using large pictures as a visual to dial the corresponding individual’s phone number.
This button allows for easy access to an emergency number (i.e. hospital, family member) in order to contact that individual. A phone call is placed to the contact phone number, in addition to an email sent to the individual’s emergency email address. A Google Map link is attached to show the user’s exact location
This feature allows the user to notify their emergency contact person whey they have left a designated radius of a given location. When the alert is triggered, an email is sent to the user’s emergency contact including Google Maps link to the user’s exact location.
Visit their Website: http://www.unustactus.com/,
Follow them on Twitter: @unustactus
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If you are going to the New Jersey Speech - Language - Hearing Association (NJSHA) convention in Long Branch, NJ on April 19th and 20th be sure to stop by and check out Unus Tactus’ booth. Also they will be participating in the 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in September 2012. Click here to find out more information on this great cause.
Special Thanks to Ashley Alliano for her talent and creativity by developing an app that is beneficial for individuals with mild cognitive or motor deficits and provides caregivers of users with peace of mind.