Purpose of the Review
In this review we will try to assess the value of Medic SOS from a patient’s perspective. We will look for answers to the questions:
- Is it useful to the patient?
- Does it keep patient information secure?
Within the Google Play store there are a myriad of apps that promise to store your medical information in case of emergencies. Today we decided to take a closer look to one such app and find out if it’s really something we should recommend to our patients or to simply disregard. This app was developed by Appstivity who advertise themselves as a group of people who design new feature applications to improve your life.
Medic SOS’ user interface is quite simple. As we launch the app we recognize the main screen as a form containing fields for personal information as well as two other tabs.
The second tab dubbed Medical Information lets us enter our blood type, whether we are organ donors and our social security number.
The third tab is called Emergency Contacts and this is where we can edit the emergency SMS that will be sent to our contacts in case of emergency.
Medic SOS also comes with a widget to set on our home screen. When it is tapped on, it will send an emergency broadcast to our contacts immediately. The app is available in multiple languages such as English, Spanish and Italian.
- Lite version for free
- Pro version for $1.31
- The user interface is simple
- Minimal medical information can be entered
- No encryption method
- SOS Medic is not really an app that can be of help to a patient in the event of blacking out or not being able to remember if he is allergic to any medications. The app in itself could be useful to contact emergency contacts using the widget but this feature alone is not of great use.
Rating: (1 to 5 stars): 1/5
- User interface – 3
- Multimedia usage – 1
- Price – 1
- Real world applicability -1