While road accident and fatality numbers in South Africa is constantly on the rise, the likelihood of being in a serious car crash, whether it’s your fault or someone else on the road, is high.
A new app called ‘CrashDetech‘ auto-detects when you’ve been involved in a serious car crash and could help save your life…
Jaco Gerrits is the founder and CEO of Dynamus Technologies, a company that has developed and successfully taken numerous technology solutions to market. His latest product has again shown why he is regarded as one of South Africa’s entrepreneurial forces, a smartphone application called “CrashDetech”.
How does it work?
The application runs silently in the background of your cellular device. It automatically detects a serious vehicle crash, pinpoints your location, immediately dispatches the nearest ambulance and provides paramedics with vital information which could save your life or that of a loved one.
Jaco is one of South Africa’s leading technology entrepreneurs. He’s a previous winner of the Top Technology Entrepreneur in Africa Award and has been featured in numerous publications across the world. He also won The Venture South Africa, a global search for the best social entrepreneurs, where he had the honour of representing South Africa against 26 other countries in New York.
CrashDetech recently received the prestigious Frost Sullivan Top Leadership in Technology Award.
With the latest road safety statistics, it was highlighted that South Africa is one of the most dangerous countries to drive in. We often think that it can only happen to a neighbour, not realising that we are someone’s neighbor and it could happen to us at any time.
This app could save your live, not only by detecting that you were in a car crash and alerting Medical Emergency Response Units, but it provides you with the option to set up a medical history profile which will assist the ER team to provide the correct treatment. 12% of fatalities are a result of people receiving the incorrect medical treatment due to a lack of medical information of the patient.
There are various other additional service offerings such as Road cover, Family protect, Lawyer SOS and Road secure.
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