Apple Products such as the iPhone and iPad have changed the lives of many typically and nontypically developing people all around the United States. Although complex picture speed dialing currently exists, I felt it was time to develop an application that suites the needs of people around the world with cognitive deficits. That is why I invented Unus Tactus. Unus Tactus is a fabulous new app intended to help individuals with cognitive and motor deficits but giving them an easy to use cell phone. It is a one-touch photo dialing app with GPS features including a geofence feature, which will alert an emergency contact if the user wonders outside of their designated area. In addition, once a photo is touched and a call is placed, an emergency contact is notified via e-mail. This optional feature allows the emergency contact to view the exact location in which the phone call was placed by providing a google maps link in the notification e-mail. This app is easy to use and set up and can be used by individuals who have cognitive, motor, or vision deficits. It has been reviewed by many bloggers and even recommended by assistive technology companies.
~ Unlimited number of contacts can be stored
~ 4x4 grid for easy to see and touch pictures
~ Picture and name display for every contact
~ Geofence with a radius of 1-15 miles
~ HELP button on every page
~ Customizable emergency contact
~ Optional e-mail alerts for every call made
~ Import new or existing contacts
~ Easy setup and editing
These features would allow cognitively impaired persons to safely travel and maintain independence for as long as possible, without their families having to worry about them.
If you would like to know more information about Unus Tactus you can read about us on our website, www.unustactus.com, facebook, www.facebook.com/pages/Unus-Tactus-The-App-with-TLC-Touch-Locate-Call/323648804336736, or twitter, @unustactus.
I hope that you know someone who can benefit from Unus Tactus!