Bridging the Gap Between Vulnerable Individuals and First Responders
Vitals is a new technology, a service with two apps, designed to create safer interactions between law enforcement and people with behavioral, mental health, and developmental disorders. A first of its kind, the Vitals first responder app is a non-intrusive, real time service developed as a way to enhance policing, give families of vulnerable individuals more peace of mind, and improve the quality of life for people living with “invisible” disabilities. A vulnerable individual using the Vitals service carries a small beacon that contains a personal profile created by his or her caregiver. When an authorized first responder receives an alert that a vulnerable individual is within 30—80 feet, the first responder can assess that profile and use the
information to make informed decisions on how to safely handle the situation. The personal profile is created by the caregiver and is under the caregiver's control. It can be changed as often as the caregiver wishes. The beacon contains a GPS locator to help find missing persons which would also be extremely helpful to law enforcement in cases of people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. To learn more about this new technology there will be an informative presentation by Amanda Sabo on Monday January 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the Puskarich Public Library located at 200 E. Market St., in Cadiz. For more information please call 740-942-2623.