Respo is aimed at reducing the amount of time it takes for an ambulance to reach a patient during medical emergencies.
Respo uses smartphone location data to link end users with the nearest available emergency service provider. Setting up the app is easy. All you have to do is provide your particulars, children or beneficiaries including details of chronic illnesses and medical aid membership. It is also possible for you to call for an ambulance on behalf of a family member
To log an emergency – yours or a third party’s – you tap the Respo icon on your phone and it prompts you to choose from a list of medical emergencies, from snake bites to heart attacks. It then alerts the nearest ambulance and puts you in touch with emergency response personnel. You can get immediate updates on the ambulance’s progress, which has your exact location.