Home > Medical schemes > News 23 September 2014 mySOS launches SA's newest emergency app mySOS is the first independent, all-inclusive emergency number, repository and multi-purpose smartphone app for SA. 0 mySOS is the first independent, all-inclusive emergency number, repository and multi-purpose smartphone app for SA. ~ Like us on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz How long will you live? » Medical history Bacteria gallery When you are in trouble, who will you call?The recent launch of a South African emergency app is set to add significant value to everyday users, emergency service providers, sporting events and security complexes to name but a few.Good for everyday useWhat makes the app unique is the fact that it is not only useful for emergencies, but for everyday use as well.mySOS – Emergency provides an integrated platform for access to the closest, most appropriate numbers for medical emergencies, fire and police services, national sea rescue and roadside assistance, nationwide. Read: ER visits tied to sleep meds on the riseThe 1-button emergency activation will automatically notify contacts about the incident and your GPS location.mySOS – Find Near Me option will help you find the closest relevant service for your situation and includes hospitals, doctors, pharmacies, police stations and veterinarians in your surrounding area.With built-in TomTom navigation it removes the hassle of finding these providers and it will navigate you straight to their doorstep.Ideal for active peopleThe app also boasts features like Track Me, that will automatically notify relatives or emergency contacts if users haven’t reached their destinations within the planned journey time. Ideal for people that spend time outdoors, exercising or travel on their own.The mySOS app is able to geo locate users and provide emergency services with the appropriate incident information, and an exact location of the incident.It will benefit tourists, schools, security estates, travellers and the general public in South Africa.Read: Butt-diallingmySOS partnered with TomTom for all mapping and navigation solutions and uses up to date healthcare data, supplied by Medpages.The mySOS app is a smartphone app available for both iOS and Android.For further information about the mySOS app or to discuss business opportunities, visit mySOS, like their Facebook Page or Twitter handle: @mysos.Read More:A day in the life of a paramedicBeware of bee stingsDiabetes in Britain a strain on health servicesImage: Emergency Phone from Shutterstock.See breaking news and the hottest health tips before anybody else by joining South Africa’s biggest and best health community, like health24 on Facebook now! More in Medical schemes Post-op costs sky-high in some US hospitals More: Medical schemesNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Lifestyle Women catching up fast with men's drinking habits Parenting Epidural better than 'laughing gas' for labour pain Parenting Infants should share parents' room to help prevent SIDS Lifestyle Blood for transfusion doesn't have to be fresh Medical Calcium supplements safe for heart Medical QUIZ: Can you live with only one lung? From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.