Region Skåne, department for assistive technologies, and AppBooster has entered into a partnership whereby advisors in Region Skåne can distribute mobile apps to persons with disabilities. Region Skåne is the third largest county council in Sweden.
Mobile apps have proven to work very well as complement and alternative for different types of communicative and cognitive disabilities.
This solution means that Region Skåne advisors log in to Region Skåne's App Catalog, where they can select an app from a wide range of mobile apps. When the app is prescribed it will be sent out to the user via SMS or email. The user receives the SMS or the email and can easily install the app to their smartphone or tablet.
In 2013 Region Skåne run a project that allow users to purchase a private smartphone/tablet up to a certain amount and in addition download mobile apps.
Region Skåne hope that the project can provide a solution to all the practical difficulties surrounding app management within the regular supply of assisted technologies. For Region Skåne, it is essential that the number of apps in the App Catalog can grow and that it is constantly updated with the latest apps. The App Catalog contains apps for both iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android.
App developers who are involved in the project include Tobii and Timagine.
The solution will be presented at the national network meeting - Redah (Regional resource center for computer-based aids) in Lund, Sweden, 25-26 September 2013.
For more info, please contact:
Anders Hardebring, CEO
mobile: +46 70 591 06 14
Region Skåne, Department for assisted technologies
Yvonne Sommerfeldt, Department manager
mobile: +46 70-555 37 58
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About Region Skåne
Region Skåne is the third largest county council in Sweden. Region Skåne is the public organisation that acts on behalf of the Regional Council. Region Skåne employs around 32,000 people, most of whom work in the healthcare sector, in hospitals, primary healthcare units or dental services. Read more on www.skane.se