SOLUS™ is an easy-to-use smartphone app that enables individuals to request and receive 24/7 emergency assistance anywhere in Canada where a cell signal can be received.
Named after a Latin adjective meaning “alone” or “unaccompanied,” SOLUS is for anybody who works, travels or plays alone in rural or dangerous environments, where medical assistance may be far away and difficult to connect with.
How it works
The app tracks the user’s location in real time. If the user requires urgent assistance, the app connects him or her with a live person 24/7 in the STARS Emergency Link Centre (ELC). STARS will notify the user’s pre-defined emergency contacts while dispatching the appropriate level of response within minutes.
SOLUS builds upon the ELC’s existing site registration and work alone monitoring programs, and aims to leverage and build our existing Neighbour Helping Neighbour safety network to potentially bring local help to a user’s side sooner.
Users can subscribe online for $9.99 per month, then visit iTunes and Google Play stores to download the app.
To learn more about the app, please visit solus.ca.