REGA crew loading a patient
After the successful launch of the iRega iPhone app, Rega’s emergency application is now also available for Android smartphones.
On raising the alarm, the Rega app also transmits the caller’s current position directly to Rega. Thus valuable time can be saved in the event of an emergency in Switzerland or abroad.
Two finger clicks is all it takes to initiate the alarm. At the same time, the user's coordinates and personal data are automatically transmitted to Rega's Operations Centre and a telephone connection is set up. After speaking to the person who has raised the alarm, Rega launches the rescue.
The iRega app for the iPhone has been downloaded approx. 360,000 times since it was launched in February 2011. Since then, over 170 real emergency calls have been made using this app.
Rega comes to the aid of people in distress in Switzerland and around the world, providing swift, professional medical assistance by air. In order to do this, it employs state-of-the-art operating resources, such as helicopters and air-ambulances.