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Local mothers plan to make new app used county-wide

An app named ‘Vitals’ is a recently-released technology. A group of local moms who have children with disabilities are trying to bring the app to the area.

An app named ‘Vitals’ is a recently-released technology. A group of local moms who have children with disabilities are trying to bring the app to the area.

The app allows a profile to be created for children and adults who are notorious wanderers because of a disability. The profiles on smart phones will ping safety officials when that person is within 80 feet of them.

The profile for that person will then pop up with things such as their name, communication level, and de-escalation techniques for that individual.

They are able to connect that person to the app by having a beacon on their person whether it be a card, pin, or small tracker.

The moms have presented this technology to local officials who are on board.

"They all had their own idea of how this could have benefited them in another situation, so we’re really hopeful that once were able to roll this out into our county, that it just helps all individuals,” said mother Amanda DeLuca.

This app was designed to create safer interactions between law enforcement and people with behavioral mental health and developmental disorders.

These moms are working to get that app used county-wide in Harrison County.

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