Send and receive alerts from nearby AllergyHero users.
Once an alert is sent, all people involved in the emergency can view each other’s location. Locations are only shared with people directly involved.
Message and call users who are involved in the emergency.
Receive reminders whenever you leave home so you never forget to carry your epi.
Hi my name is James Sweet and I'm the founder of AllergyHero. I was impassioned to make AllergyHero by a close friend who is highly allergic to garlic, and almost always forgets to carry his epinephrine auto injector with him. In a number of circumstances sheer luck has kept him from moments of life threatening danger.
After doing some research, I found that there are over 200,000 emergency visits a year due to food induced anaphylaxis. According to a 2012 survey, up to two thirds of anaphylaxis patients don’t carry their recommended epinephrine auto injector with them. To me, these numbers were screaming out for a new solution and specifically one in the form of a resource that could be available to anyone.
We are establishing partnerships with allergy support groups throughout the country by letting them create private responder groups for their members.
We are collaborating with Fire Departments and emergency services providers.
We are receiving healthcare and product services as part of MedStar Health's Innovation Lab.