One in three Americans are concerned that they or a loved one will contract Ebola in the next year. They also know that the flu is an even more imminent threat. Every year, tens of thousands of Americans die during flu season. The public is looking for practical information on what people can do to protect themselves.
YoMinder is a simple, free application that aims to reduce confusion by arming people with basic facts and advice on how to stay healthy from threats like the flu, Ebola and bacterial infection. Features include:
- Alerts: A YoMinder urges users to put on hand sanitizer at regular, pre-set intervals, as well as when in proximity to hot spots of contagion. The app uses mobile and wearable technology to provide alerts when crowdsourced information or public health warnings suggest there is an elevated risk of infection.
- Curated news feed: Receive facts and updates — without speculation or opinion — from the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, local hospitals, medical specialists and reliable news sources.
- Social challenge: YoMinder incorporates a social component, challenging family, friends and co-workers to keep track of who best uses healthy practices.
- Special offers for health products: Users can opt-in to receive coupons for free or discounted products, like hand sanitizer, face masks and gloves.
CEO and founder Evan Tann said: “There is a lot of misinformation and panic about Ebola, but not much practical information on what a regular person can do about it. We want to give the public a free and easy way to use their wearable and mobile technology to actively protect their health.”
YoMinder is now available on Google Play and will be available soon in the App Store.
Cloudwear creates technology and solutions for wearable and mobile devices. For more information, visit www.cloudwear.com.