SimpliHere is a mobile application for patients and families impacted by ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases. The app allows these individuals to communicate, manage daily life, and stay connected. The mission of SimpliHere is to enable patients and families face the overwhelming nature of ALS by helping them to communicate basic needs, easily reach caregivers, and find comfort with other individuals impacted by ALS. Additionally, SimpliHere encourages patients and families to contribute valuable information to communities in order to advance critical research on neurodegenerative diseases, including ALS.
Through a simple interface, SimpliHere’s three primary capabilities are augmentative and alternative communications, connection to communities, and access to valuable resources such as news updates, products, and other services to help manage daily life. The following features are available through the SimpliHere app:
-Communicate: Features a one-click menu allowing patients to communicate basic needs in a single click- both in-person and remotely;
-Contact Provider: Allows patients to create a care circle of selected individuals with whom they can contact instantly and streamline communication within families;
-Find Equipment: Provides a sample inventory of equipment and other products available for purchase or borrow to assist in daily living;
-Connect with a Community: SimpliHere encourages users to find the right community or forum to find other patients and caregivers facing the same challenges;
-Get ALS News: Integrated news feed to easily access ALS-related news, information on clinical trials and other research milestones;
-Voice Bank tools: SimpliHere encourages families to consider leading preserve patients’ voices to be later used with speech generating devices such as VocalID, Project ReVoice and Model Talker
SimpliHere recognizes the imposing challenge of neurodegenerative diseases– particularly that of ALS, and is determined to fight it at every turn. The priority is to generate awareness of the disease and empathize with its devastating impact on patients and families. The ultimate goals is to focus on innovation to support the community while still searching for a cure.
-Minor tweak - updated list of support groups/communities
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.