Red++ connects to the wearable fitness devices you choose or even already use and pulls in information from those devices to look at your heart rate, sodium intake, and hydration levels to make sure you do not cramp up, become dehydrated, or push yourself too hard while you are participating in your activity. If you do, it will offer suggestions so these conditions do not occur the next time you are running. If all else fails, the Red++ app will call your emergency contacts or 911, so that if the worst case sce- nario does happen, you receive help as soon as possible.
Mission & Vision
The mission of Red++ is to provide health metrics and emergency alert systems to users. The app teaches users about their specific body’s needs and allows them to feel safe when performing physi- cal activities.
The Red++ audience is individuals who participate in various types of physical activities. They are interested in monitoring their hydration, electrolytes, and heart rate during an activity to ensure optimum health, and the peace of mind that in case of an emergency, help is on the way.
It is possible they are just starting out when it comes to exercising. They are out of shape, walking more often than running, and the last time they did their activity, they felt some pain in their chest. Maybe it was because it was the first time exercising in a very long time, but the thought creeps up in the back of their mind that what if they had a heart attack and no one was around? What if they passed out and could not pick up their phone to call 911?
The Red++ team wanted to provide emergency solutions for those performing physical activities. If an unfortunate event were to occur during a run, race, hike, or other activity, the app would recognize users’ loss-of-conscious or immobility and reach out to their emergency contact or 911. In an ideal world, the app would be paired with one sensor that can measures a wide array of vitals, but there is no such tool available currently. The team thought it best if the app used various sensors relevant to the user to measure heart rate, perspiration, hydration, etc. This solution allows users to pair sensors they already own with Red++ to get effective emergency feedback. After initial discussions, the group decided to expand beyond the current scope of the app and enable users to track and maintain a database of their health and activity. This creates a more engaged experience with the app and allows for it to provide continuous feedback to users.