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About this app

SOS QR App Description

The SOS QR app will help you be prepared and stay safe during an emergency situation, either at or away from home, with: a one-touch SOS button that alerts your emergency contacts with your GPS location, an emergency record attached to a personal QR code that lets emergency responders view your critical health information, in their own language. The app also alerts you about specific medical conditions or medications you are taking that put you at higher risk for severe illness due to certain infectious diseases and provides access to CDC prevention guidelines.


SOS QR allows you to create emergency records for multiple profiles, with easy entry of emergency medical and contact information. SOS QR creates two versions of the emergency record for each profile: (1) a private one accessed from the SOS QR app itself, for you to edit or share in person (e.g., in an emergency room), and which has all detailed information viewable; and (2) a public, de-identified online version published to a secure Humetrix SOS QR server so that it is available to emergency responders who scan the record’s QR code when you are incapacitated and cannot open your phone. By default, the public version of the emergency record is de-identified so that information such as Last Name or Date of Birth do not appear in the record.

Emergency records include different categories-of-information for you to use as needed: Personal Details, Spoken Languages, Emergency Contacts, Allergies, Immunizations, Medical Conditions, Medications, Other Health Info, Implanted Devices, and Special Needs. Enter pertinent information in each category for your emergency record. You should include any vital information in an emergency situation like a life-threatening allergy, or any underlying chronic condition so that emergency medical personnel will know about it. It is important to fill out the Emergency Contacts section with the name and contact information of the person(s) you want to be directly alerted in case of an emergency.

Some fields in a few of the categories are masked so that the public version of the record is de-identified. To unmask any of these fields, simply tap the red-shield icon next to the field.


As you enter a common chronic medical condition (e.g. asthma or diabetes), SOS QR will automatically let you know of the recommended quality-of-care guideline for this condition, and if applicable, whether this condition puts you at higher risk for severe illness due to certain infectious diseases, so that you and your healthcare providers can be informed.


A wallet card that includes your QR code, retrieval PIN code, and your profile photo can be printed from within the application if you have a WIFI printer.


In an emergency, emergency personnel can scan the QR code with any QR code scanner to see your pertinent health information. When the QR code is scanned, SOS QR automatically sends an email to your listed contacts, with a map of the emergency location.


When your QR code is access while on travel, SOS QR provides for a translation of your record (including medical conditions and medications) so that emergency responders view your records in their language. Languages supported by SOS QR include: English US and English UK, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin Chinese.
Updated on
Nov 22, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 8 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted