can apps save your life in a medical emergency? Docs are in the house on CliffCentral
A medical incident can happen anytime, anywhere and to anyone. Within seconds lives can change as the first golden minutes and hours tick away so do the chances of recovery also slip away.
Many people have been on a CPR or a First Aid course at some point in their lives, however in an emergency where the adrenaline is rushing, trying to remember how many breath to blow in verses how many chest compressions becomes all very challenging at best.
This is where technology comes to assist with all the information we need available right on our mobile phones.
Besides being able to call for help, there are many medical apps that are available. But how reliable are they ? Should these only be used in emergency or can these be used to self-diagnose our issues?
On Talking Tech on CliffCentral, Clare Mattes and I brought into the studio Dr. Asi Peretz from Joburg Gen Hospital and Dr. Melissa Marengo from Parktown North Veterinary Hospital to chat about so-called-self-help medical apps and other technology in the medical field.
We also spoke about how 3D printers are being used to help kids who are missing limbs and about the JRA Find & Fix app and checked out this video showing kids the very first cell phone – their reaction is priceless !