Minn. county introduces safety app to improve interactions with disabled

The Vitals first responder app is a non-intrusive, real-time resource developed as a way to give individuals with various conditions more peace of mind


West Central Tribune, Willmar, Minn.

WILLMAR — Law enforcement and emergency medical technicians in Kandiyohi County and Willmar will begin using the Vitals App next month as a way to improve interactions between first responders and people living with visible and invisible conditions and disabilities.

According to a news release announcing the initiative, the Vitals first responder app is a non-intrusive, real-time resource developed as a way to enhance policing and give individuals with various conditions and their families more peace of mind.

The free service can be downloaded in the Apple and Google Play stores by individuals and caregivers. The most common conditions and disabilities for which it is currently being used include anxiety, traumatic brain injury, autism, dementia, PTSD, diabetes, epilepsy, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and developmental, behavioral and intellectual disabilities.

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